Thailand November tourist arrivals up 23.2 percent
The kingdom saw a total of 31.85 million foreign tourist arrivals in the period from January to November, up 8.1 percent from the previous year, Pongpanu Svetarundra, permanent-secretary of the tourism and sports ministry, said in a statement.
Pongpanu said Thailand expects a record 35.4 million visitors in total this year, up 9 percent from the previous year.
Around 10 million of those visitors are expected to be
Chinese, he said. Thailand's tourism industry is a major employer and accounts for 12 percent of Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy.
In 2016, there were a record 32.6 million visitors. ■