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International tourist arrivals decline by 65 per cent during the first half of 2020

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As per a new issue of the World Tourism Barometer from the United Nations specialized agency, international tourist arrivals declined by 65 per cent during the first half of 2020. This symbolizes an extraordinary decrease, with countries around the world shutting down their borders and introducing travel restrictions in the wake of the pandemic.
International tourist arrivals plummeted 93 per cent in June compared to 2019, and the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showed the harsh impact Covid19 has had on the sector.
According to the UNWTO, the massive drop in international...
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By October, Thai Tourism Ministry has promised to bring the first batch of foreign tourists

By October, Thai Tourism Ministry has promised to bring the first batch of foreign tourists

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By October 2020, the Tourism Ministry of Thailand has promised to bring the first batch of foreign tourists with Bangkok as the main destination. The ministry wants tourism operators to fully prepared in regards to marketing plans.
To quote Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, “Tour operators can start promoting long-stay packages via the special tourist visa to potential customers now, while tourists can contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand's overseas office for more information about travel plans using the services of tour operators or Thailand Longstay...
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