The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) sets a tourism revenue target for the second half of 2014 at 700 billion THB while keeping a lookout for possible deflation which might affect domestic travel.

TAT Governor Thawatchai Aranyik said on April 16 that the agency is wary about the economy in the last two quarters of the year but he believes that the Thai tourism will rebound if the government is able to prevent political violence.

The Chinese tourist market was expected to recover the quickest thanks to good relations between the two countries, the official said.

In the absence of long holidays and possible deflation end of year, the TAT felt it necessary to roll out special plans to stimulate the market in the third quarter, Thawatchai added.-VNA