Russian tourists top Phuket charts for most visitors so far in November, over double the closest country

Phuket –

Russian tourists have hit the top of Phuket visitors in the past ten days.

Phuket Immigration at the Phuket International Airport reported the current arrival statistics from November 1st to November 10th, 2022. The total number of international tourists is 75,247. Of those Russian nationals are leading with 18,370 visitors so far.

In order, the other top arrival countries:

Indians – 8,939

Australians – 5,275

British – 4,511

German – 4,152

According to top Phuket tourism officials the Russian market has rebounded strongly recently and is expected to be the number one market for Phuket for Quarter 4, also called the high season.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.