Tourism Authority of Thailand cuts 2020 tourist arrival outlook to 33 million, down from almost 40 million in 2019

Bangkok-

Tourism businesses have been suffering severely due to the virus panic spreading around the country, while the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) cut its estimate for international arrivals to 33 million in 2020.

The Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) reported foreign tourists using Atta member services from January to Feb 20 was 500,232, a decrease of 40.7%. During Feb 1-20, the numbers slid 74.1% to 90,908 tourists.

Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) said Thai outbound travellers could drop to 8-9 million from 11 million last year if the virus impact continues throughout the year.

On Thursday TAT cut its outlook for foreign arrivals this year to 33 million, down 3 million from the latest target of 36 million and 6-7 million shy of the 2019 total of 39.8 million.

Domestic tourism is shaky as hoteliers experienced weaker demand from corporate meetings and seminars that were cancelled as fears of the virus escalated.

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https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1867334/tourism-sector-scrambles-for-virus-support

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