65% of survey participants will not go to Thailand
The overwhelming majority (65%) of survey, conducted from August 18 to September 1 on the Russian tourist portal TourDom.ru, believes that it is inexpedient to fly to Thailand in conditions of severe restrictions there. 18% of respondents are ready to accept the new rules only with significant discounts. And 8% agree to go to Thailand only if they are accommodated in a luxury hotel.
According to the decision of the Thai government, entry into the country is only possible for diplomats, UN representatives and foreigners who come for medical purposes. Now the authorities are discussing a plan to restore tourist flow, according to which it is supposed to let entering of foreign tourists in the country, if they have a PCR test and further two-week quarantine in Phuket.
The pilot start of this plan, under which 200 tourists from Australia and New Zealand can visit the country, was supposed to begin in Phuket on September 15, but nowadays the start has been postponed due to the detection of new cases of coronavirus in the country.
The Bangkok Post reported on September 6 that the first case of coronavirus infection was recorded in Bangkok over more than 3 months.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.