The share of foreign destinations in the outgoing 2022 in the purchase of air tickets was 14%. The destinations of the near abroad, as well as Turkey, are in the lead.
However, tickets to Europe, for obvious reasons, have risen in price even more. Such statistics were presented by Tutu travel service experts, summing up the preliminary results of 2022.
According to service analysts, independent travelers accounted for about 86% of demand for domestic destinations, while a year ago the figure was even higher – 92,6%. Accordingly, the share of foreign destinations was about 14%.
The main demand from travelers flying abroad fell on neighboring countries. At the same time, the average check for the year increased by 8%. The price for tickets to non-CIS countries increased by 74%, to Europe - by 92%.
The reason is connected primarily with sanctions, prohibitions and their circumvention. At the same time, new low-cost airlines and charter foreign airlines entered the Russian market this year, including Fly Arna (Armenia), Qanot Sharq (Uzbekistan), Air Arabia Abu Dhabi (UAE), SouthWind Airlines (Turkey).
The tourist destinations of the near abroad, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, have become the most popular. Also popular are Armenia and Azerbaijan, which already have some tourism potential.
Of the far abroad destinations, Turkey is traditionally popular. Even in the independent travel segment, it accounts for about 8% of demand for the second year in a row. And this is despite the fact that tickets there have almost doubled in price, or 91%, from $ 299 up to $ 570.
Also among the warm destinations in the TOP-20 in 2022 were, for example, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Thailand, Vietnam and Israel.
Of the TOP-20 countries, average price for flights grew the most to Italy (+163%), Spain (+148%) and Germany (+112%), as tourists have to get to there by “complex” routes.