New Year travel too expensive for Russians

Two-thirds of Russians will not travel anywhere for New Year holidays. Seventy-six percent of respondents in a survey conducted by, a travel website, said that they can’t afford to travel during the holiday season. Only 24% of interviewees said that holiday travel is affordable.

Over 40% respondents do not want to travel because of their families and plan to celebrate with their loved ones. One-third says that they just could not buy tickets and travel vouchers from travel companies as the prices seemed to high, press service reports.

Fifteen percent Russians will celebrate New Year’s Eve in another city or country. Nine percent have already bought tickets and travel vouchers. already conducted a similar survey last year. In 2017, 50% said they will stay home for the holidays. Thirteen percent planned to celebrate in the country and 10% to see their friends. Only 15% were going to travel.

The most popular flights during this year’s holiday season will be from Moscow to Sochi, Simferopol, Krasnodar and Kaliningrad. Popular foreign countries include Uzbekistan, Armenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

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