Thailand a tip end for Russians this year

Tourists suffer a scenic views during Surin beach in Phuket on Friday. The review island is renouned with Russian travellers. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

Thailand will continue to be among a favourite places for tourists from Russia for their summer holidays, according to a Russian Federal Tourism Agency.

The group has put a array of questions to Russians formulation holidays for a summer and Thailand emerged as one of their tip 10 destinations, a sibnovosti.ru news website reported.

Other renouned destinations for Russians are Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Spain, Vietnam, Montenegro, Italy and internal resorts in Russia, it added.

Thailand entices some-more visitors from Russia. Pattaya and Phuket are their favourite places to visit.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in Saint Petersburg during his revisit to Russia on May 13 that unfamiliar tourists going to Thailand would be protected and a nation had a comforts to accommodate them.

Only 884,000 Russians came to Thailand final year, a pointy dump from 1.6 million in 2014, a Tourism Department of Thailand said. The tumble was due to a oil cost thrust and a disappearing value of a rouble.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand foresee this month that Russian arrivals could rebound behind to strech 1 million this year after a new swell in oil prices.

The dump in Russian tourists led to a preference of Thai Airways International to cancel flights between Bangkok and Moscow final year. But a airline skeleton to replenish a track in October.

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