Return of the Russians: TAT predicts rise in tourist arrivals this year
The number of Russian visitors to Thailand is on the rise, and it’s all thanks to a more stable ruble, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
The TAT forecasts Russian tourist arrivals will reach 1 million this year, which is a 13 percent increase compared to 2015.
Russian tourist numbers to Thailand peaked in 2013, when 1.7 million visited the kingdom. Last year, 884,000 Russians visited the country.
Tourist destinations, especially Pattaya which is a popular destination for Russians, were hard hit by the drop in visitor numbers.
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