March 23, 2020 / 5:18 AM / 9 days ago

Thailand's Feb tourist arrivals slump 42.8% y/y on virus outbreak -ministry

BANGKOK, March 23 (Reuters) - Tourist arrivals in Thailand sank 42.78% in February from a year earlier after a 2.46% rise in the previous month, due to the coronavirus outbreak, tourism ministry data showed on Monday.

A total of 2.06 million tourists in February spent about 103.7 billion baht ($3.14 billion), down 43.9% from a year earlier.

Visitor numbers from China, Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, tumbled 84.92% from a year earlier.

Tourism is a key driver of Thai growth, with foreign tourist receipts making up 11% of gross domestic product last year. ($1 = 33.01 baht) (Reporting by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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