Thailand may receive more than 10 mln foreign tourists this year - minister

People walk on Khaosan Road as tourist are allowed to visit the country for the first time in 18 months after coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased, in Bangkok, Thailand November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Thailand may record slightly more than 10 million foreign tourist arrivals this year, the tourism minister said on Friday, as a vital industry has recovered from the impact of the pandemic.

There have been about 5.8 million foreign arrivals since the start of the year, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn told a seminar.

Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor

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