According to the results of the first quarter of 2011, the Kingdom of Thailand became the most visited country among Russian tourists, displacing the unconditional favorite of the direction of the previous three months — Egypt from the leading position, the press service of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) reports.
Thus, the share of Thailand accounted for about 13.2% of the Russian foreign tourist flow, which is almost 300 thousand tourists. This is almost twice as much as last year. This is possible because the share of tourists visiting Thailand has increased by almost 6% compared to last year. Thus, we can conclude that although Thailand did not become an alternative substitute for Egypt, it managed to «pull» about 130 thousand potential Egyptian tourists to its side.
China holds the second place in terms of attendance by Russian tourists. In the first three months of 2011, almost 281 thousand people visited this country for tourism, which is 16% more than in the first quarter of 2010.
Finland became the third most popular. In the first three months of 2011, almost 213 thousand Russian tourists visited this country for tourism, which is more than a quarter more than in the first quarter of 2010.
At the same time, Egypt ranks only fourth in the number of tourists arriving from Russia. The absence of flights of Russian airlines in February and March to this country has significantly reduced the total outbound flow of our compatriots to this country. Tourist flow from Russia to Egypt decreased by 65% compared to last year and amounted to only 202 thousand people. According to the analytical service ATOR, these are tourists who visited Egypt in January this year.
Germany retained the fifth place in the first quarter of this year. More than 145 thousand Russian tourists visited this country for tourism purposes, which is almost 40% more in the first quarter of 2010.
Also, in the first quarter, the barrier of 100 thousand tourists was overcome by three more countries, which significantly improved their indicators in relation to the first quarter of 2010: Italy (116 thousand, + 44%), the UAE (112 thousand, + 38%) and Turkey (103 thousand, + 68%).
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