ATOR: Thailand, Vietnam and UAE are the leading destinations among Russian for Christmas holiday
“Thailand, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Europe ski have become the most popular New Year holidays foreign destinations”, - said the Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze on Wednesday,
She said that the style of vacation on overseas destinations in summer 2016 is quite different from the demand for the New Year holidays.
"In the summer the Russian tourists were trying to economize on trips - choosing three stars hotels, shortening the duration of rest and choosing a low cost types of food. Now, for the New Year holidays, on abroad destinations our tourists mainly looking for the four stars hotels and try to extend the number of days of the trip." - added M. Lomidze.
Previously, she reported that the demand for tours to Europe for the upcoming holidays increased by 20℅ against the same period of the last year. The interest of tourists is mainly concentrated on Alpine ski areas.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.