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    Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low

    The post Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry. Tourist arrivals slumped to 6.7 million in 2020 from 39.9 million a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showed. This is the lowest number of visitors since at least 2008, according to the ministry data. Arrivals in December totalled 6,556, compared with 3.95 million during the same period…

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    Number of global new Covid-19 cases continues to fall – WHO reports

    The post Number of global new Covid-19 cases continues to fall – WHO reports appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The number of global new cases reported continues to fall for the sixth consecutive week, with 2.4 million new cases last week, an 11% decline compared to the previous week.  The number of new deaths also continued to fall for the past three weeks, with nearly 66 000 new deaths reported last week, a 20% decline as compared to the previous week. A total of four out of six WHO regions reported declines in new cases, with only South-East Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean regions showing a…

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    UK slips down list of biggest tourism markets after suffering 62.5% fall in GDP contribution

    The post UK slips down list of biggest tourism markets after suffering 62.5% fall in GDP contribution appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Latest data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows the UK fell out of the top five biggest travel and tourism markets in 2020, after suffering a punishing GDP fall of 62.5%. The fall from fifth place in 2019 to eighth position in 2020 saw it sustain one of the biggest collapses of the 10 largest Travel & Tourism markets, due to continuing travel restrictions, and unnecessary and crushing quarantines. Meanwhile, the US maintained its position as the largest global tourism market,…