June 20, 2019 / 7:10 AM / a month ago

Thailand's May foreign tourist arrivals fall 1.03% y/y - ministry

BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) -

* Thailand saw a 1.03% drop in tourist arrivals in May from a year earlier, after a 3.31% increase in April, the tourism ministry said on Thursday.

* The 2.7 million tourists in May spent about 135 billion baht ($4.36 billion), down 0.95% from a year earlier.

* Visitors from China, Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, declined 8.55% in May from a year earlier after falling 8.89% in April.

* Foreign tourist receipts account for about 12% of Thailand’s gross domestic product. ($1 = 30.96 baht) (Reporting by Orathai Sriring Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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