Russian tourists will fly for the New Year holidays to Sochi, Crimea, Prague and Bangkok
“Sochi, Simferopol, Prague and Bangkok have become the leaders of demand among independent Russian tourists for a 10-day New Year holidays”, - according to Aviasales online booking service.
According to the service, New Year's preferences of Russians have not changed against the last year. "Popular domestic destinations are Sochi, Simferopol, Mineralnye Vody, Rostov-on-Don, Makhachkala, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg. Among the foreign directions, experts note Prague, Bangkok, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Phuket, Rome, Bali and Istanbul", - reported the company.
For the year the flight from Moscow to some regions has significantly risen in price. So, the average flight price to Sochi increased by 40%, up to 16 thousand Rubles ($ 275), the ticket from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody - by 25%, to 12 thousand Rubles ($ 206), to Bangkok - by 6%, to 67 thousand Rubles ($ 1152), to Tbilisi - by 27%, to 32 thousand Rubles ($ 550). The flight to Istanbul grew by 8%, up to 25 thousand Rubles ($ 430).
At the same time, the cost of tickets for a number of destinations, on the contrary, has become cheaper. So, the flight to Prague cost an average 33 thousand Rubles ($ 567). This is 8% cheaper than in the last year. The ticket from Moscow to Rome has fallen in price by 16%, to 38 thousand Rubles ($ 653). Flight to Bali can be 11% cheaper - 80 thousand Rubles ($ 1375). And the average cost of a flight from Moscow to Phuket fell by 9%, to 71 thousand Rubles ($ 1220).
"If you book New Year's tickets right now, in October, you can save up to 50%, which is how tickets will rise in price before the holidays", - Aviasales’ experts said.
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.