Thailand June tourist arrivals rise 11.6% y/y — tourism ministry

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BANGKOK (July 18): International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 11.57% year-on-year to about 3.03 million in June, led by visitors from China, Malaysia and India, the tourism ministry said on Wednesday.

Tourists spent 148.4 billion baht (US$4.46 billion) in June, up 14.52% from a year earlier.

January-June arrivals rose 12.46% on year to 19.48 million, with spending up 15.88% at 1.02 trillion baht.

Foreign tourist receipts account for about 12% of Thailand's gross domestic product. 

(US$1 = 33.3100 baht)