Thailand’s tourism sector may lose 90 billion THB (2.77 billion USD) in revenue if the current political crisis turns violent and lasts for six more months, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) warmed on February 21.

The agency estimates that the number of visitors to Thailand could fall by as many as 900,000.

TAT said it will meet with tourism associations to discuss new promotions to get tourists to return in the second half of this year, adding that these campaigns will focus on localities worst hit by the crisis, including Bangkok, Pattaya, Rayong, Hua Hin, Cha-am and Kanchanaburi.

Earlier, experts also forecast that the growth rate of the Thai economy will reduce by one percent, equivalent to 120 billion THB, if a new government is not established within the next six months.-VNA