The most popular “five” countries for Russian tourists to celebrate the New Year are Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Egypt. Interim sales results and isn't it time for Russians to hurry up with booking foreign New Year's tours was announced by the tour operator Anex-Tour.
Recall that the New Year holidays for Russians in the 2022-2023 season fall from December 31 to January 8 inclusive. At the same time, mass arrivals of vacationers cover the last week of December. The peak of sales is certainly yet to come, however, the estimates of the tour operator confirm that interim sales have a positive trend and the most popular hotels may close sales soon.
Traditionally, the summer destination this year is far ahead of its competitors in terms of bookings for the New Year holidays. The hotels offer all-inclusive meals, animation and an organized show on New Year's Eve. Demand hotels are high-level properties that offer their guests a diverse range of services. Undoubtedly, the most demanded level of star rating of hotels in Turkey is five-star hotels.
Among them, the tour operator singled out the “five” of the most-most:
- Adalya Elite Lara 5*
- Cullinan Belek 5*
- Ng Phaselis Bay 5*
- Rixos Premium Belek 5*
- Titanic Deluxe Belek 5*
The price of a tour to the 5-star hotel Adalya Elite Lara with a departure from Moscow on December 26 for 7 nights starts from 178,000 rubles for two adults. In addition to airfare, the price includes accommodation, all-inclusive meals, medical insurance, transfer, fuel surcharge and New Year's Eve dinner.
Flights are available every day from 26 to 31 December inclusive.
The second place in terms of demand from tourists was taken by the UAE – the country of the Persian Gulf, which is loved by Russian vacationers for its service and high level of services provided. Unlike Turkey, tourists most often book four-star hotels.
Here is a list of popular hotels:
- Two Seasons Hotel & Hotel Apartment 4*
- MD Hotel By Gewan (Ex. Cassells Al Barsha Hotel) 4*
- Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach 5*
- Bm Beach Resort 4*
- Citymax Bur Dubai 3*
What are the prices? The price of a package tour to the Citymax Bur Dubai 3 * hotel with a departure from the Russian capital on December 31 starts from 231,000 rubles for 7 nights for two adults. The price includes flights, accommodation, meals, breakfast, medical insurance, transfer, fuel surcharge and New Year's Eve dinner.
Flights to the sea are scheduled daily from December 26 to December 31 inclusive.
The third place is occupied by the paradise Maldives, the demand for which was formed by discerning tourists. “Secluded islands have always attracted tourists with their uniqueness, to some extent an individual approach, and they will definitely make their guests feel not in the harsh Russian winter, but in an exotic place where all New Year's wishes come true,” the press service of ANEX Tour noted.
There are direct flights from the Russian capital during the New Year dates on December 28 and 31.
The top 5 hotels in this direction are as follows:
- Eriyadu Island Resort Maldives 4*
- Cocogiri Island Resort Maldives 4*
- Siyam World Maldives 5*
- Kihaa Maldives 5*
- Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives 4*
An organized vacation with accommodation at Eriyadu Island Resort Maldives 4* will cost tourists from 395,000 rubles. This is a calculation for 7 nights for two adults with a departure from Moscow on a direct flight of AZUR Air on December 28. The price also includes accommodation, all-inclusive meals, medical insurance, speedboat transfer and New Year's Eve dinner.
The fourth place belongs to tropical Sri Lanka. Charter flights are scheduled in the flight schedule from 4 cities of departure, and during the New Year period arrivals are possible on the following dates: from Moscow – December 28 and 31, from St. Petersburg – December 25, from Krasnoyarsk – December 23 and January 2, from Novosibirsk – December 30 December.
Tourists book the following hotels:
- Riu Sri Lanka 5*
- Radisson Blue Resort (Ex. Amari Galle) 5*
- Thai Lanka 2*
- Marriott Weligama Bay Resort 5*
- Taproban Pavilion Resort & Spa 5*
As for the cost, a package tour for the New Year holidays to the 5-star Radisson Blue Resort (formerly Amari Galle) for 9 nights (where one night is allotted for a flight) for two adults starts from 288,000 rubles. The price includes a direct flight from the Russian capital on AZUR Air flights on December 29, accommodation, half board meals, i.e. two meals a day, medical insurance, transfer and New Year's Eve dinner. Excursions are paid extra.
Egypt was the last leader of the New Year destinations. Moreover, the tour operator called it “the country of the optimal price ratio, including for the period of high holidays.” Departures on New Year's dates are available from December 26 to 31.
The list of the most popular hotels will not surprise fans of the beauties of the Red Sea, it is classic:
- Albatros Palace Resort Sharm El Sheikh 5*
- Happy Life Village Dahab 4*
- Rixos Sharm El Sheikh (Adult Only 18+) 5*
- Sunrise ucana Resort 5*
- Sunrise Montemare Resort 5*
Approximate prices are as follows: a trip to the 5-star Albatros Palace Resort Sharm El Sheikh for 7 nights from December 26 will cost tourists from 201,000 rubles for two adults. The price includes: flight from Moscow, accommodation, all-inclusive meals, medical insurance, transfer, fuel surcharge and New Year's dinner.
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