Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Bangkok lead early bookings list on New Year holidays

Sberbank Insurance, a Sberbank subsidiary, and Aviasales flight search site have ranked the most popular tourist destinations Russians go to for New Year holidays, the bank’s corporate webpage reports.

Moscow ranked first on the Top 10 list with 12% of early bookings. Ranking second is St. Petersburg (7%), ranking third is Bangkok (4.5%), followed by Sochi (4.1%), Bali (3.6%), Istanbul (3.2%), Prague (3%), Simferopol (2.7%), Krasnodar (2.6%), and Phuket (2.2%).

During the last New Year holidays – between December 27, 2018 and January 13, 2019 – some 800 Sberbank Insurance customers sought medical assistance using their insurance policies when travelling. As much as 62% of these accounted for Thailand. The Top 5 countries where travelers sought medical help using their insurance policies also included Russia (5%), India (4%), Indonesia (3.5%), and Vietnam (3%).

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