The most popular destinations for the New Year holidays among Russians
According to the tour operator Tez Tour, Hainan Island is one of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists for the upcoming New Year's dates. The number of requests for tours to the southern province of China from the tour operator’s clients for winter holidays dates has already exceeded by 143% the same indicators of the previous year. As Tez Tour experts say, the increased popularity of the destination connects with an increased number of direct flights from Moscow and the largest regional cities of Russia, an active visa-free policy of the region, as well as the climatic features of the Chinese province which allow tourists to relax at the resorts of the island all year round.
The rating of popular destinations for winter holidays of the tour operator also includes the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt, Spain, Austria, Italy and Andorra.
At the same time, Turkey became the most accessible destination for the period of New Year’s dates. The cost of tours to Turkey from Tez Tour for the New Year holidays starts from 18 400 Rubles (261 Euros) per person (with RT flight, accommodation at a 3* hotel, 6 nights, BB).
The cost of a similar tour to China (Hainan) for the New Year’s dates per person with flight to Sanya starts from 29 300 Rubles (416 Euros), to the UAE - from 38 000 Rubles (540 Euros), to Thailand - from 55 000 Rubles (781 Euros). A beach holiday in Egypt with air flight to the airport of Cairo and accommodation at a 4* hotel for 6 nights will cost from 32 500 Rubles (462 Euros).
The list of the most affordable skiing destinations includes Bulgaria, Austria and Andorra. So the cost of tours to the ski resorts of Bulgaria for the coming New Year dates with air flight and accommodation at a 4* hotel starts from 28 000 Rubles (398 Euros), Austria - from 34 200 Rubles (486 Euros), Andorra - from 36 000 Rubles (511 Euros).
Italy became the most affordable destination for excursion tours. A week-long tour starts from 20 100 Rubles (285 Euros) with a flight to Rimini airport and accommodation at a 3* hotel, BB.
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.