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Turkey and Russia were the most popular countries among Russian tourists for summer vacation, 2019. A complete list of all popular areas published on the website of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).
According to ATOR, on tours to these countries account for about 80 percent of all sales in travel agencies. The first position in the overall ranking Turkey saves last year, and the demand for this area has increased from 45 percent in 2018, to 50 percent in 2019. According to experts, this summer, the resorts in Turkey are planning to visit 4.5 million Russian tourists. The average cost of travel in Turkey — about 110 thousand roubles.
On the second place on popularity was a holiday in Russia. According to tour operators, the number of bookings for beach holidays grew by five percent last year to 20 percent this. Interest in Russia is attributed to the fact that last year many tourists had to be postponed around the country because of the world Championship on football. More than 85 percent of tourists planning a trip with a tour operator, choose a beach vacation. 60 percent of them will go to Krasnodar Krai.
Third place in the ranking took Tunisia, the fourth Greece, and the fifth — Cyprus.
Earlier in June, “Roskoshestvo” gave advice on the organization vacation with the services of the travel Agency. It turned out that it is cheaper to buy a tour a few months before the planned trip. Usually hoteliers tour operators make discounts for the hot season, if they advance passed the cash — this allows them to avoid downtime in the off-season. Thus, the tour operator reduces the price of a ticket due to booking during the low season.
Video, photo All from Russia.