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Number of European tourists visiting Thailand up 18%

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BANGKOK, 26 May 2011 (NNT) – The number of European travellers visiting Thailand during the first four months of 2011 increased by 18% year-on-year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

TAT Deputy Governor Chuthaporn Roengronasa reported that the majority of the European tourists were Russian, accounting for 40% of the total figure. The number of travellers from the Middle East also grew by 2-3% in the first three months of this year despite their political unrest.

The deputy governor expected that the number of foreign tourists would reach 6.8 million people in total for the first and second quarters of this year.

Read more: NNT

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