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Crackdown on budget Chinese tours deals blow to Thai tourism

Drop in China visitors, the largest by headcount, clouds growth outlook for Thailand
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 05:50

Chinese tourists boarding a sightseeing boat at a pier at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, October 2016.

Boats waiting for tourists at the same location on Jan 11, 2017.


THAILAND is nursing a slide in Chinese holidaymakers after cracking down on low-budget tours from the world's most-populous country, muddying the South-east Asian nation's economic growth outlook.

Arrivals fell 16 per cent in December from a year ago, extending a slide that

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