March 9, 2020 / 6:57 AM / a month ago

Thailand tourist arrivals in February fall 44.3% due to coronavirus

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The number of tourist arrivals in Thailand fell 44.3% in February from a year earlier, due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said on Monday.

Visitors from China, Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, tumbled 85.3%, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn told a meeting of tourism operators.

Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Kim Coghill

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