Sochi, Istanbul and Dubai are the top tourist destinations where tourists intend to go for a “long weekend” in February-March. Such statistics were provided by the OneTwoTrip service, whose experts analyzed the statistics on air tickets purchased for the upcoming holidays – Valentine's Day, February 23 and March 8.
The statistics turned out as follows.
A considerable part of tourists plans to visit Moscow from the regions on this day – the capital is in the lead in terms of the number of tickets purchased, its share is 19.3%. Another 15.9% of tourists plan to spend this day in Sochi, and 12.4% in St. Petersburg. Also, Minvody (7.8%), Kaliningrad (4.9%), Irkutsk (4.6%), Yekaterinburg (2.5%), Kazan (2.3%), Vladikavkaz (2.2%) are in demand from Russian cities. %) and Murmansk (2.0%).
Abroad, the most romantic destination was Istanbul, where 11.3% of tickets were purchased for St. Valentine's Day. Dubai is in second place with 8.8%, and Bangkok is third with 8.3%. In addition, the top ten includes Yerevan (6.3% of orders placed in the capital of Armenia), Phuket (5.8%), Bali (5.5%), Colombo (4.0%), Manila (3.8%) , Antalya (3.1%) and Almaty (2.5%).
For the “long weekend”, in which the researchers included the period from February 18 to 26, most domestic tourists decided to go to Sochi: 17.2% of all bookings were made there. In second place – 14.2% was Moscow, and in third – St. Petersburg (8.8%). Minvody (share – 7.4%), Kaliningrad (6.4%), Irkutsk (4.6%), Murmansk (3.8%), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (3.0%), Makhachkala ( 2.9%) and Yekaterinburg (2.7%).
Among the foreign destinations for the February holidays, Dubai turned out to be the most popular — 9.5% of foreign orders were placed there. Manila (Philippines) lags behind a little, with a share of 7.5%. In third place was Istanbul with 7.4%. The top 10 also includes Phuket (7.2%), Yerevan (6.9%), Bangkok (6.0%), Colombo (4.7%), Bali (4.5%), Almaty (3, 5%) and Tashkent (2.4%).
Although the number of “long weekends” on March 8 falls “with a stretch” – the day falls on Wednesday and formally there is only one day off – experts have calculated the demand of tourists for travel for the period from March 4 to March 12. And again, 17.5% of bookings are in Moscow, 17.1% of bookings are made by tourists in Sochi, and slightly less, 10.8% – in St. Petersburg. Further, as in the lists of popular destinations for previous holidays, Minvody follows (the city's share is 8.1%). In addition, Kaliningrad (5.3%), Irkutsk (5.1%), Yekaterinburg (2.5%), Vladikavkaz (2.4%), Murmansk (2.3%), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ( 2.2%) and Makhachkala (2.1%).
The same favorite for foreign flights – as on Valentine's Day, Istanbul is in first place, where 9.2% of air orders are booked on International Women's Day abroad. Following is Dubai with a share of 8.4% and Bangkok with 7.0%. The top ten cities that are also in demand include Phuket (6.1%), Yerevan (5.9%), Bali (5.3%), Colombo (5.0%), Manila (4.9%), Male (2.9%) and Antalya (2.4%).
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