“Travel spending of Russians exceed the same spending of Europeans”, - according to a study made for 2017 by Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, which analyzed travelers from 27 countries.
According to received data, on average, Russian tourists spend $ 1,676 for a trip, which is slightly less than the cost of the entire world - $ 1,793. Tourists from Saudi Arabia ($ 5333), Kuwait ($ 3,133), China ($ 2,988), Australia ($ 2,745) and the UAE ($ 2,722) are among the TOP 5 leaders on travel spending. The spending of Europeans on average is $ 1,174.
At the same time, Russians spend 51% of travel budget before the trip, 49% - during the travel. According to the data of 2015, Russians spent $ 2,730 for one trip.
The company also names the most popular destinations among Russians for the past year: Turkey, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Czech Republic and Germany. On average, Russian travelers make 4.3 trips a year and travel longer than the average tourist in the world - 10 days, which is one day shorter than in 2015.
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.