Meanwhile, tour operators believe that the introduction of a non-visa regime will not stimulate tourist flow to even without it popular Thailand.
Furthermore, travel market players outline that the change of passport validity period, which at present has a six-month limit, would be more efficient and could stimulate tourist flow to the country.
Alexander Abramov, Director of Aniko-tour agrees. According to him, the tourist flow to Thailand is constantly increasing in spite of the current visa regime. He also considers a passport validity period to be the main obstacle.
However, nothing is planned to be changed in this respect mostly due to a six-month limit adopted by all South-Eastern countries except Malaysia.