Russians return to Thailand


According to information from the Ministry of Tourism of Thailand, in 2017 1.3 million Russians visited Thailand.

Last year, Russians not only exceeded the pre-crisis 2012 visit record, but also became leaders among non-Asian countries. Growth in comparison with 2016 was 23%.

Countries leaders in attendance Thailand * (indicates increase or decrease,%):

1.China - 9.92 million (+ 13.23%)

2. Malaysia - 3.30 million (-5.5%)

3. South Korea - 1.71 million (+ 16.49%)

4.Laos - 1.61 million (+ 16.17%)

5.Japan - 1.57 million (+ 9.08%)

6.India - 1.41 million (+ 18.11%)

7.Russia - 1.34 million (+ 22.95%)

8. United States - 1.06 million (+ 8.35%)

9. Singapore - 1.01 million (4.73%)

10. The UK - 1.01 million (+ 0.08%)

* The Ministry of Tourism takes into account all foreigners crossing the border

Russians in 2017 spent on vacation -3.3 billion $, which is 28% more than in 2016. The leaders in spending - $ 16.7 billion became Chinese citizens.

The total number of visitors to Thailand in 2017 was 35.4 million people, which is 8.8% higher than in 2016.


Source: thailand.polpred.com

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