Tourist Numbers in Thailand Plunge Due to Chinese Tours Cancellations – Best Time to Visit?

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Tourist Numbers in Thailand Plunge Due to Chinese Tours Cancellations – Best Time to Visit?

Thailand's tourism industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak in China resulting in numbers of Chinese visitor plunging at all the most popular tourist destinations across the country. 

Yet the country remains perfectly safe to visit right now and thinner crowds mean you will have a rare opportunity to enjoy most famous locations without hordes of package tourists.

It is wise to be prudent, though, practice hygiene and wash your hands but otherwise there are currently no special conditions that might make you change your travel plans, the authorities assure. The WHO earlier confirmed there are currently no reasons to put restrictions on travel.

Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai are the four Thai destinations that are experiencing the hugest impact of the Chinese travel ban. It also means that due to hotel cancellations many accommodations are eager to offer great deals to travellers at least through the whole month of February and partially in March.

In Chiang Mai, the Chinese tourists accounted for about one third of the total of 10 million travellers visiting the province during a year.

International passenger arrivals at Phuket airport dropped 32.95% compared to the same period in 2019.

In Pattaya, which welcomed 3 million Chinese tourists last year out of the total of 18 million visitors, many attractions, popular with the Chinese, stay empty, including the Noong Nooch Botanical Gardens in the first turn. 



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