Demand for New Year travel increased by 2.4 times over the year and returned to pre-pandemic levels
Muscovites gathered en masse for wintering at seaside resorts.
Employees of Yandex Travel analyzed the purchases of air tickets and hotel reservations made by Muscovites for a period of three weeks or more. It turned out that this year, residents of the city, despite the sanctions and the political situation, planned 140% more trips to warm countries than last year, thanks to which the number of trips returned to pre-pandemic levels.
Such trips are booked on average two months before departure, and the most popular countries for winter trips are Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Israel, Sri Lanka, Armenia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. And on average, Muscovites are going to spend about five weeks in Indonesia and Thailand, about four in Turkey and Armenia, and about seven in Vietnam. Well, record-breaking trips last about three months. Holidays in Colombia, Montenegro, Chile, Panama and Jordan are in the least demand.
The increase in bookings for winter tours was also noticed in other cities of Russia, but only St. Petersburg overtook Moscow, where demand grew by 156%. Meanwhile, according to Superjob, Moscow has traditionally become the most popular city for New Year’s holidays among residents of the regions.