Pattaya(November 9, 2011)[PDN] Mr. Borisut Prasopsap, the Director of Eastern Tourism Authority of Thailand, Region 3 welcomed the Russian tourists, more than 1,000 holiday makers brought in by Pecus Tour Co., Ltd. a major Russian tour operator. The company had charterd five flights to fly in the tourists aged 20-65. They will visit the Eastern Seabord provinces of Chonburi, Rayong and Trad.
At Suan Nongnuch Tripical Garden, Chonburi province Mrs. Pattanan Khantisukkaphan, the General Manager welcomed the tourists and invited them to have Thai food, watch the cultural & elephant shows and floating krathongs and releasing lanterns together.
Mr. Borisut Prasopsap said all the Russian tourists are most welcome to visit Thailand inspite of the challenging times that the Thai Kingdom is facing. But fortunately in the Eastern parts of Thailand there is no flooding. And all the destinations such as Koh Laan, Pattaya, Koh Samet, Rayong province, Koh Chang, Trad province and Suan Nongnuch Tropical Garden are delighteed to welcome the tourists. All these destinations boasts of maximum facilities regarding accomodation, food, cultural shows, entertainment, shopping and many other activities and guranteed glorious, sunny, warm weather.
Mr. Borisut also said that Russian tourists are an important and growing market for (TAT). The statistics according to Mr. Suraphol Sawetseranee, the Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand indicate that this year almost 500,000 Russian tourists visited Thailand. The Russians like to spend. This year they generated a revenue of 4,242.50 million THB. The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects that in the next two years the Russians be one ranked as one the top three European in-bound travellers.
After the Suan Nongnuch Pattaya Gardens welcome ceremony and special the show for the Russians. Mrs. Pattanan Khantisukkaphan said, this is a token of gratitude to make the Russian tourists visit to the Kingdom of Thailand a most memorable experience.