The Russian online service of hotels booking “Oktogo.ru” has found the most popular destinations for the holidays from May 1 to May 4. The top 10 cities in Russia, according to the number of bookings for May holidays made by Russian tourists, include St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Sevastopol and Veliky Novgorod, according to the Tourism Development Centre “Red Izba”.
According to “Oktogo.ru”, tourists will come to Veliky Novgorod for an average of 2 days during the first days of May and spend about 3 thousand roubles per day on accommodation in the city hotels. The most popular resorts of the country in early May will be Sochi, Yalta, Gelendzhik, Svetlogorsk (Kaliningrad Oblast) and Listvyanka (Baikal). The vacationers going to Sochi plan to spend an average of 3 thousand roubles per day and have a rest for an average of 5 days. Tourists going to St. Petersburg in early May will spend there an average of 4 days and pay 3.2 thousand roubles per day for accommodation in hotels. The most expensive city for the first weekend of May will be Moscow, where tourists will pay an average of 3.8 thousand roubles per day for accommodation, and the cheapest city will be Kaliningrad (1.9 thousand roubles per day).
Author: Anna Dorozhkina