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Russian tourism to Middle East to be worth $1,15 bn by 2023
Russian tourists travelling to the member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are expected to generate an estimated $1,22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19% when compared with figures from 2018.
Russian tourism to GCC worth $1.22 billion by 2023, says ATM report
Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated US$1.22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19% when compared with figures from 2018, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19-22 April 2020.
The most popular destinations for the New Year holidays among Russians
The list of popular destinations for winter holidays from Tez Tour includes China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt, Spain, Austria, Italy and Andorra.
Thailand is the leader in the Asian destinations
The representatives of tourist retailers reported the information about the most popular destinations of the beginning of the autumn-winter season. Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam became the leaders in the Asian destinations.
Coral Travel notes an increase of tour sales in Asia
The leading winter destinations show a significant increase in sales on the stage of early booking. The growth of the demand in tours to the UAE, Thailand, Vietnam and India is very significant this year.
What countries do Russian tourists with children choose for the New Year’s dates?
The tour operator Tui Russia has analyzed the demand for the New Year holidays and compiled a rating of tourist destinations where Russians plan to travel with their children.
Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam became the most popular winter destinations for Russian tourists
Russian tourists most often buy winter tours on early booking program in Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam. Also the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba are among the leading destinations for Russians in the winter season.
UAE price forecast: tours will become cheaper due to excess of transportation
The demand for tours to the Emirates is predicted to grow by no more than 15%, new volumes of transportation may create excess in the destination.
TOP-3 destinations, the leaders of the New Year 2020
Every fourth tour sold in October for the New Year is a tour abroad. Thailand, the UAE and Turkey are the leaders of the New Year 2020.
In the UAE, spendings of Russian tourists are close to the volume of trade between two countries
The UAE is a popular destination among Russians, last year the increase in tourist flow amounted to 23%. Russian citizens spent more than $ 1,3 billion in the Emirates, which is comparable to the volume of bilateral trade.
55% more Russian tourists visit UAE in 2019
The United Arab Emirates has seen a 55% jump in the number of Russian tourists travelling to the Gulf country in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2018.
Tour operators note increased demand for tours in November
In mid-October tour operators named the most popular destinations for the November holidays. At the peak of popularity are Turkey, the UAE, Cyprus, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Cuba.
Tourist flow to the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah has increased for upcoming winter season
The share of Russia in the total tourist flow in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah reached 25%. Tour operators confirm that sales volumes of tours to Ras al-Khaimah for this winter season have increased.
Tour operators increase charter programs to UAE for winter
In the winter season 2019/20, tour operators significantly expand flight programs in the UAE. Dubai remains the main destination, flights to which will be operated from 25 cities of Russia. In addition to Dubai, the tours, based on the flights to the airports of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Ras al-Khaimah, will be offered.
Flydubai renews the flights from Russia
Platov international airport of Rostov-on-Don informs that 19.10.2019 Fly Dubai air company renews the direct flights on Boeing 737 between terminal 3 of Dubai International airport and Platov airport in Rostov-on-Don.
In autumn Russian tourists book tours to Greece, Italy and Turkey
In the autumn the demand for European destinations such as Greece, Italy and Bulgaria has grown. The demand for autumn holidays in 2019 increased by 26% compared to last year.
The demand of Russians' for winter vacations in the UAE and Southeast Asia has significantly grown
Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and India are the leaders of the coming winter. For these areas winter sales grew by 1,5 times within early booking program. The early booking of tours for the winter season this year began very early and the interest of tourists in this action is very high
Anex Tour launches charters to Abu Dhabi
The tour operator Anex Tour announced the sales of tours with a direct flight to Abu Dhabi (UAE) from Moscow with Azur Air flights. The flight program of Azur Air (Moscow-Abu Dhabi-Moscow) is scheduled from October 28 for the entire winter season with departures twice a week.
Outbound tourist flow from Russia increased by 6.67% in the first half of the year
In January-June 2019, citizens of the Russian Federation made 21 212 095 trips abroad. This is 6.67% more than in the same period of the last year. Turkey became the leader of outbound tourism, Italy is growing rapidly and tourist flow to Thailand has slightly decreased.
Pobeda Airlines will fly from Moscow to Dubai
Experts have a positive view on the prospects of the low-cost flight program, especially in late autumn and winter, when the tourist flow from Russia increases due to the November and New Year holidays, as well as school holidays.
Tour operator: tourists began to note the UAE as a summer destination
“Among Russian tourists one of the most popular winter beach destinations is becoming high-demanded one during the summer period,” TEZ TOUR operator notes. This year the number of applications for summer holidays in the UAE has increased one and a half times compared to the same period in 2018.
The selling of Dubai tours are worse than last summer
The current sales volumes of tours to Dubai (UAE) for summer dates in Russia as a whole are less than a year earlier. These data was shared by some tour operators acting in the destination.
A record number of Russian tourists visited Abu Dhabi since the beginning of this year
According to the official statistics of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi, in the four months of 2019, 33,597 citizens of the Russian Federation have rested in the Emirate, which is 35% more than last year. This figure includes only those Russians who spent at least one night in one of the hotels of the Emirate.