Thailand, Vietnam and India replace Turkey and Egypt in Russians’ list of tourist destinations

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Russian-1Russians now prefer to holiday in Thailand, Vietnam and India, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) has announced, referring to search requests entered on the Russian tourism travel portal – sletat.ru.

After air services were suspended with Egypt, and the recent cooling of Russian-Turkish relations, “resort” priorities of the few Russians who can afford trips abroad, have abruptly changed. Now the majority of Russian travellers no longer aim to visit Turkey and Egypt, as was the case just a few months ago, but Thailand, India and Vietnam.

For the Russian tourists, Thailand is now the first choice, followed by India in the second, and Vietnam in the third place. The United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Israel, Mexico, Bulgaria, Andorra, Abkhazia, Austria, China, and Jordan follow as choices.