Russian tourists sit at the beach in Phuket, Thailand. File photo: Reuters
Russian tourists sit at the beach in Phuket, Thailand. File photo: Reuters
Thailand

Russian tourists use chartered flights, foreign credit cards to head back to Thailand in droves

  • More than 44,000 Russians visited the kingdom in October, compared with less than 10,000 each in the months following the start of the Ukraine war in February
  • In the absence of Chinese travellers, the return of the Russians is seen accelerating a recovery in Thailand’s tourism industry

Russian tourists sit at the beach in Phuket, Thailand. File photo: Reuters
Russian tourists sit at the beach in Phuket, Thailand. File photo: Reuters
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