ATOR: the price for tours to Thailand fell by more than 10% in dollars.
The average cost of a week tour to Thailand fell in August by 10-12% in dollars in comparison with the same month of last year - the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR) informed on Friday.
According to the report «the average cost of a week tour with departure from Moscow to Phuket now is $ 700, which is 10-12% lower than last year. The price for similar tours with departure from Novosibirsk and other cities of the region is $ 500 per person.
Thailand remains one of the most popular destinations this year. Moreover, it is noted that demand for budget accommodation options increased and average duration of the tour lightly reduced from 12-14 nights to 7-10.
In this year due to the organized direct charter flights and cheap hotels Phuket island is more popular destination than Samui one,
The tourist flow from Russia to Thailand is expected to grow by 13% to the end of 2016.
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.