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Thailand expects record tourist arrivals this year, thanks to China

Tourist haunt at Bang Saen beach near Pattaya. Visitors from China are expected to be a record 7.45 million this year, up nearly 62 per cent from 2014.


THAILAND expects a record 29.5 million tourists this year, up 19 per cent from 2014, with almost a quarter of the visitors coming from China following a surge in bookings, the country's tourism council said on Tuesday.

Accounting for 10 per cent of the economy, tourism had