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Thailand is top tourist destination for mainland Chinese, overtaking South Korea in 2015

February 23, 2019

Thailand continues to be a magnet for mainlanders, attracting more Chinese tourists as South Korea draws fewer. The mainland sent 7.9 million people to Thailand in 2015, an annual increase of 70 percent to become the top country destination ahead of Korea, which had 2 percent fewer arrivals, and Japan, where visitors more than doubled to 5 million. That one-two-three ranking continued during last month’s Chinese Spring Festival, according to preliminary data reported by the People’s Daily newspapers.

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