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Tourist numbers drop by 10 per cent

Thailand suffered a 10-per-cent reduction in tourist numbers in Thailand between May 2013 and the same period this year, the Department of Tourism said on Friday.

According to the director of Department of Tourism, Anupap Gaesornsuwan, the number of tourists from around the world was recorded at 1,736,744 during May 2014, a 10.66 per cent decline over the previous uear.

The political situation, such as demonstration on the streets of Bangkok, was largely responsible for the decline in the number of tourists.

The department is planning a series of stimulus packages to increase the tourist numbers in the second half of 2014/

Thailand expects 26.3 millions of tourists from around the world in this year.

From January to May, 10,357,388 of tourists visited Thailand.

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