Russia became a leader in tourist market of Thailand
Tuesday 17, August 2010
According to ATOR Analytical Service this season Russia has taken the 3rd place for the tourist flow to Thailand among the European countries.
Such conclusion is based on the statistics of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Thailand and also according to the data of TourIndex system, AllSpo.ru and TopHotels.ru.
20 thousand Russians visited Thailand in July 2010 and that was for 54% more than during the same period of last year. The increase of tourist flow for the first 7 months of 2010 amounted to 80%: 325 thousand people against 164 thousand during the same period of 2009. Russia is the only country, which showed such dynamics of Thailand tourism market.
It’s paradoxical, but according to the experts, the main reason of the growing popularity of Thailand in Russian market is political instability in the country, which led to the decline in prices for the holidays in and a great number of special offers appeared.
The analysis of the statistics of TopHotels.ru confirms the same tendency. The number of the visitors of the website who were interested in the hotels of Thailand during the period from January to July increased by 85% in comparison with the same period of last year.
This data also correlates with TourIndex statistics, showing the requests of travel agents. The number of requests from January to July 2010 increased by 56% in comparison with the same period of 2009.
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