Oriental countries have become a new haven for Russian tourists.
Are Russian tourists refusing to travel around Europe?
In the summer season of 2023, Russian tourists began to prefer the countries of the Middle East instead of European destinations, and also showed more interest in traveling to Africa, Cuba and Venezuela.
According to Megafon, From June 1 to August 25, the number of Russian tourists traveling abroad increased by 17% compared to last year. Turkey remains the most popular destination for Russians, receiving 27% more tourists than last summer. 37% more Russian tourists visited the UAE. In addition, the interest of Russians in vacations in Iran and Saudi Arabia has grown significantly.
Tourist flow to Europe also increased, but only by 15% compared to the same period last year. The harsh conditions of the pandemic still affect the choice of tourists, and therefore the largest number of Russian tourists choose Egypt.