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Tourist preferences of Russians: in the fashion of the active centres

Travel portal 13.04.2019 at 12:24 New

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In 2018 beyond your region had left more than 43 million Russians — 13 million more than in 2017. 23 million Russians over the last 12 months traveled abroad (15 million in 2017). The increased popularity of beach holidays and active holidays — Hiking, sports, etc. this is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by the Analytical center NAFI in the beginning of 2019.

More Russians over the past year, began to travel within the country (from 26% to 38%) and abroad (from 13% to 20%). Often in trips in Russia and abroad, sent the inhabitants of the Russian capitals, but also people aged 25 to 34 years. Rarely traveled villages and small settlements, as well as the Russians over 50 years.

the Majority of those who went abroad, went to a tourist trip (94%). Less the purpose of going abroad was related to work (9%) or treatment (7%). For the treatment of the Russians began to travel more to other countries (3% in 2018 compared to 7% in 2019). Most often such trips run by the Russians over 55 years (16%). Men more often than women go on business trips (13% vs 5%).

Increased the number of Russians who prefer relaxing on the beach (from 34 to 43%), as well as active rest — Hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing and hunting (from 23 to 29%). Beach vacation is preferred by inhabitants of the Russian capitals and cities-millionaires (51%). Active recreation is especially popular among men (39%) and young people up to 34 years (47%). Treatment in a sanatorium, trips to rest homes and guest houses are more likely to choose women (20%) and Russians over 55 years (16%). Educational tours and travel to memorable places attract Muscovites and St. Petersburg residents (34%), people with higher education (34%). The holiday cottage popular among the respondents over 55 years (42%). At home I prefer to rest the villagers (37%), workers (38%) and people of retirement age (39%).

Every third Russian organization of recreation on their own (29%), two times less Russians are turning to travel agents (14%). Most often independently plan trips young Russians aged 18 to 34 years (35-39%).

Timur Imametdinov, Analytical center NAFI: "Over the past year the tourist activity of Russians has grown, and we forecast a strengthening of this trend in the near future. On the one hand, we expect that economic constraints limit spending by households on vacation, especially if we are talking about foreign travel. However, during the high labor activity paired with economy and a more rational management of the budget lead to increased demand for all kinds of recreation, especially recreational. Against this background — there is huge potential for the Russian domestic tourism. And this requires not only an active position of the state but also market participants themselves".