The destinations that are in the highest demand among tourists who buy tickets for the summer on their own were presented by experts from the Tutu.ru service. They also presented the main cities on the most popular destinations and highlighted the main trends. To do this, we analyzed tickets issued for departure from June 1 to August 31 when booking until April 23 inclusive. The data was compared with the same period last year.
The main trends are as follows – the share of those who buy tickets in Russia for the summer of 2023 is still in the vast majority, but has slightly decreased. In 2023, it is about 91.5%, in the past it was at the level of 94.9%. At the same time, the share of those booking tickets to neighboring countries increased from 3.6% to 5%, and to non-CIS countries from 0.8% to 2.7%, of which 0.8% to European countries. Tourists from Moscow have a higher share of foreign bookings – about 13%.
“We can expect that the closer to summer, the greater the share of foreign destinations, because ticket purchases in Russia go a little deeper. It is expected that the share of foreign bookings will be about 13–15% for independent travelers,” the experts noted.
Among domestic destinations, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Mineralnye Vody, Makhachkala, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk are the most popular among independent air travelers -Kamchatsky. Sochi is the absolute leader, almost 30% of all summer tickets are issued there. As for flights abroad, only Turkey is in the top three – Istanbul, Antalya and Dalaman, Tel Aviv is also in demand. In the near abroad, Yerevan, Baku and Bishkek are in the top three.
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