January 14, 2024

New Year, New Trips


New Year, New Trips
Why ring in the New Year at home when you could do it somewhere else? The Russian Life files.

A new report from Izvestia says that, for the New Year, many Russians traveled: 40 percent more than last year.

Egypt topped the list of popular New Year destinations, with 25 percent of traveling Russians heading there. Twenty-two percent of those who traveled went to another Russian region, while 14 percent went to the UAE, 13 percent to Turkey, and 11 percent to Thailand.

Those who traveled within Russia tended towards St. Petersburg, the northern capital, and Sochi, the Black Sea resort town.

Izvestia notes that this increase in travel is despite an increase in travel costs: a trip to Thailand averaged R326,000 ($3,688) during the holiday season, while a domestic trip averaged R86,569 ($979.53).

Given that Moscow is currently enjoying frigid weather, a winter trip probably sounds pretty nice. Like a warm cup of tea, but better.

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