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Monday, October 24, 2016

Thailand after the explosions preparing to exclude from the list of favorite resorts of the Russians

In a series of bomb blasts in the popular tourist provinces of Thailand, fortunately, none of the Russians was not injured. Although according to the Russian Union of travel industry, currently in the Kingdom is a lot for the low summer season the citizens of Russia — about 30 thousand, both organized and independent tourists. Most of the rest in Pattaya and Phuket, which triggered one of the bombs. Compatriots Rosturizm recommended to be vigilant and to take precautions.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

The Agency gave the usual in such situations, the advice to avoid crowded areas, not to leave their places of residence without having as well as follow the instructions of local authorities. The head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov said that at the moment the Russian foreign Ministry did not react to what is happening. This means that to speak about any restrictions on organized tourist arrivals to Thailand prematurely.

However, according to the travel industry, terrorist attacks in Thailand is unlikely to affect tourists as the excitement for the country is not uncommon and such incidents are forgotten by tourists, usually rather quickly. Press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry Irina Tyurina told “MK” that those wishing to return early from holiday is not observed, and no failures from the previously purchased vouchers. “Now in Thailand low season and demand in the corresponding direction. Perhaps that is why no sign of significant reaction of the tourists,” she said.

For the coming high season, which starts in Thailand in October, according to Tyurina, what is happening is not affected. “It’s no secret that explosions in Thailand, rattling often, especially in the South, where separatists are strong. Thai police has said that these attacks are in no way connected with the activities of international terrorists. Therefore, do not rule out that a few weeks of these events no one will remember” – said the interviewee.

And yet amid Thai event the mood in the tour operator environment not very bright. Professional forums are already discussing a possible replacement for Thailand. As alternative called still quiet resorts Goa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Also the current situation, according to industry participants, should encourage the Russian authorities for the early “opening” of Egypt, which, along with the resorts of Thailand, has traditionally been the headliner of the winter holidays. Otherwise, the range of low-cost destinations winter holiday with us will shrink to the limit.

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