According to the analytical department data of the “NTK Intourist” tour operator, a strong leadership among winter destinations of Russian tourists is maintained by hot exotic countries.
The share of tourists ready for long flights for the sake of summer weather increased significantly over the last year. More and more Russians go to the beaches of Thailand and Goa for New Year's holidays. These countries are traditionally the leaders among all directions due to the optimum flight time and low cost of vacation. Nevertheless, an average Russian tourist tries to expand the geographic coverage of travels. In response to the market request in late 2013 the tour operator launched a program of flights to Sri Lanka from Moscow and St. Petersburg. The flights are conducted on scheduled flights of famous Arab airlines every day except Monday.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina