TOP-3 destinations, the leaders of the New Year 2020
According to the network of travel agencies 1001 tour, today the rating of New Year's preferences among foreign destinations, like last year, is headed by Thailand. Experts say, over past 10 years Thailand is the only destination that has consistently been among the three most popular ones in Russia.
The volume of transportation, among other things, provides accessibility of Thai resorts. This year, the volumes did not grow, but remained at the level of last year.
On average tours to Thailand are cheaper than tours to Vietnam, which is one of Thailand's competitors. According to the tour operator Anex Tour, a 7-day New Year tour in Thailand for two persons with a departure on December 28 can be bought for 134 thousand Rubles (1 884 Euros).
But this year the most serious competitor for New Year's Thailand is not dynamically growing Vietnam. It is rather the United Arab Emirates. Players are actively turning the country into a mass destination, including by increasing the volume of charter transportation: this makes it possible to sell tours for the consumer at affordable prices. Moreover, in accordance with the growing demand for the UAE, the volume of regular transportation is also increasing.
A number of tour operators note that today the UAE sales for the New Year period are even ahead of Thailand ones. You can buy a New Year tour in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah for 128 thousand Rubles (1 799 Euros) for two persons for 7 nights (a 4* hotel, BB).
Nowadays, the third line of the rating belongs to Turkey, which, according to sales of tour operators for the period of the New Year holidays, has shown the most impressive growth. And it is possible that in the ranking Turkey will up to the second place ahead the UAE.
Tui also speaks about the large sales of volumes of Turkey for the period of winter holidays and in Anex Tour Turkey generally leads in the New Year sales, including due to attractive prices.
Coral Travel, for example, offers tour to Turkey for the New Year for 75 thousand Rubles (1 054 Euros) for 7 days at a 5* hotel, AI.
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.