January 28, 2020 / 8:04 AM / 23 days ago

Thailand plans steps to boost consumption, tourism -finance minister

BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Thailand plans to introduce additional measures next month to boost consumption and tourism, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana told reporters on Tuesday, adding that a weakening baht was good for exports.

Tourism, a key growth driver, has been hit hard by China’s ban on overseas group tours. Chinese tourists are Thailand’s biggest source of visitors. (Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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