Pattaya Daily News

08 August 2014 :: 07:08:46 am 90726

Russian Tourists Down 30% In Pattaya

Mr. Sinchai Watthanasartsathorn (President of Buinessman Association and Tourism of Pattaya City) said that this low season Russian tourists coming to Pattaya has fallen by 30%.
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Mr. Sinchai Watthanasartsathorn (President of Buinessman Association and Tourism of Pattaya City, Chonburi province) revealed the amount of Russian tourists coming to Pattaya during the low season has fallen by 30%. The lack of Russian tourists coming to Pattaya has affected the Pattaya market because they spend more money than any other tourists that visit Pattaya.

 
The main cause of the decreasing amount of Russian tourists and other tourists might because of the economic problem with the army running the country and the weakening money value because of the Ukraine war crisis that affecting Russia too and their currency is down 10%. Many small travel agencies have gradually closed their businesses while the big travel agencies in Pattaya city such as Pegus (Thailand) Co., Ltd. have continued doing business.

 
Many hotel business operators in Pattaya city reveal that the hotel business in Pattaya city has been moderately affected from the decreasing amount of Russian tourists because of the political unrest and the curfew which has been enforced. Also Mr Sinchai said he doesn’t know if the situation will improve because Russian tourists book their hotels with short notice compared to Americans and Europeans who book well in advance.

 
Furthermore, there has also been a problem with insurance companies who will not insure tourists who travel to countries that have political unrest.
Russian tourists are now traveling to the new tourist destinations such as Vietnam and Myanmar which are a lot cheaper causing about 20% of the Russians tourists that came to Pattaya to go elsewhere.

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