RUSSIAN OUTBOUND TOURISM MARKET
SHORT NEWS - JUNE 2017
Qatar introduced a visa-on-arrival system for nationals of 37 countries including Russian citizens
Monaco enjoyed a growth of 33% from Russia in the first quarter of 2017.
80% of Russian tourists in Germany book tickets and hotels online, 20% through tour operators and travel agents.
The tourist flow to Bulgaria from Russia is expected to increase by 40% in 2017. In 2016, with 580,000 Russians, ranked 4th incoming market to Bulgaria.
150,000 travelers from Russia visited Israel from January to May 2017, which is a 45% increase vs 2016. Moreover, Israel will continue to subsidize charter flights from Russia to support its resort city Eilat.
Czech Republic was visited by over 400,000 Russians in 2016 and is expecting a 30% increase in Russians visitors in 2017.
While online search engines report an increase in interest to Vietnam from the Russian travelers, tour operators reported a slight decrease in sales to the destination starting from April 2017. The decrease might be linked to the cancellation of Vietnam Airlines flights from Russia to Ho Chi Minh as well as the opening of Turkey to Russians for the spring/summer seasons.