TOP-5 most popular spring sightseeing destinations in Europe among Russians
In March, market participants predict an increase in sales of tours for May dates, which this year will be “long”: Russians will have holidays from May 1 to May 5, and three days from May 9 to 11.
According to aggregated estimates of tour operators, sales of sightseeing tours to Europe this year increased by 10-15%. According to the reports of the experts of Russian Express tour operator, the demand for European destinations in the 2020 season is stable and "sales are at a good rate and with great depth."
According to market participants, the visa factor is not a limiting factor for the tourist audience when traveling to Europe, especially for residents of the central and northwestern regions of Russia.
The list of top 5 most popular European destinations for spring 2020 includes the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Also, there has been an increase in sales of tours to Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.
According to forecasts, this year the organized tourist flow in the Czech destination will grow: tour operators took guaranteed blocks of seats on flights of leading air carriers to Prague.
As Pac Group reported, the demand for tours to the Czech Republic this year has increased by 55%, to Italy - by 35%, to France - by 20%, to Hungary - by 50%.
The TOP-5 of Ics Travel Group includes the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. According to the press service of Tez Tour operator, the demand for tours to the Czech Republic, France and Germany in February and March exceeded the last year's figures almost two times.
Anex Tour clients for European excursion tours prefer Italy, France and Portugal.
Recent events around the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy may weaken its position in the TOP-5 rating, but the country will remain in the TOP-5 in the spring, as experts of ATOR say.
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.