This season, Russians most often choose Armenia, Thailand, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka for wintering in warm countries, Yandex reported after analyzing the search and booking of air tickets. Vietnam and Indonesia have lost their positions due to low availability due to restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company said.
“Thanks to remote work, more and more people prefer to spend the winter in warm countries. Analysts of Yandex.Travels studied data on the search and booking of air tickets and found out where the Russians will go this winter. It turned out that the most popular countries for long trips are Armenia, Thailand, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka. And the most popular destinations are Yerevan, Phuket, Baku, Colombo and Istanbul, ”the press service of Yandex reported.
The cheapest air flight this season is to Armenia and Turkey – an average of 16.2 thousand rubles. for the round trip, the message says. The most expensive is to Thailand (more than 58 thousand rubles) and the USA (about 49 thousand rubles).
On average, users plan to live in warmer areas for five weeks. “They go to Sri Lanka, Armenia and Serbia for an average of four weeks, and to Thailand, India and the United States — for five or six,” analysts calculated.
As the News of Armenia – NEWS.am reports, according to the head of Yandex.Travels Irina Raider, interest in long winter trips abroad is gradually recovering. “Compared to last year, the number of users who decided to spend the winter in the warmest corners of the planet has grown by 20%. They are still 60% less than before the pandemic, but the trend is positive. New destinations are opening, prices are gradually decreasing, and there are more and more tourists, ”she said.