Thailand expects only 2 million foreign tourists this year

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Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Kulaya Tantitemit said the ministry slashed its forecast for the number of foreign tourists to only 2 million this year from 5 million it had predicted 3 months ago.

The Finance Ministry has reduced its 2021 economic growth forecast for a second time to 2.3% from 2.8% growth, after a third wave of coronavirus infections struck Thailand this month.

Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Kulaya Tantitemit said the ministry slashed its forecast for the number of foreign tourists to only 2 million this year from 5 million it had predicted 3 months ago.


She said the expected fewer tourists will have quite an impact as that will cut tourism money to just over 100 billion baht from 260 billion baht previously projected, adding that inoculations at home and abroad could provide some support.


2021 economic growth forecast for a second time is down to 2.3% from 2.8% growth, after a third wave of coronavirus infections struck Thailand this month.