International tourism evolution in 2019–2020
SberIndex has analyzed how Russians spend their holidays abroad. Analysts learnt about the most popular travel destinations and Russian tourists’ spending in 2019–2020.
The total amount of Russians’ spending abroad in summer 2019 was RUB 128.7 bln and during New Year period (from December 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020) was RUB 30.4 bln. The study covers traveler spending in a country, excluding air tickets and hotel booking.
The tourist activity of Russians significantly grew in 2019. The number of tourists in the summer season increased by 6% compared to 2018 and in the winter holidays it added 11.1% y-o-y.
The most popular summer destination is Turkey, accounting for about 15.6% of the whole tourist flow from Russia (+13.4% y-o-y). This destination was chosen by 67 regions.