Russian tourists, Turkey's main market in tourism, will have to pay 50 percent more to vacation abroad.
It is stated that individual russian tourists will vacation in Belarus and Thailand as well as domestic destinations such as Moscow and St. Petersburg in the winter season when the options are not very wide, while according to data obtained from Russian booking services such as Ostrovok, Yandex and MTS Travel, the 5 destinations that Russians are most interested in abroad are Belarus, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Italy.
While Italy is one of the countries in Europe where Russian citizens can obtain visas relatively easily, Ostrovok.ru representatives state that hotel prices per night are around 7,700 rubles in Belarus, 8,400 in Thailand, 31,300 in the United Arab Emirates and 11,100 in Italy.
In addition, Abkhazia and Uzbekistan are among the countries of interest for tourists who will travel alone this winter, while Turkey was again the first choice of tourists who booked package tours for the New Year's holiday.
Turkey is followed by the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Maldives.