Yandex.Travels Data Shows Popular New Years Destinations

Via their official VK page, Yandex has shared data from their travel sector product, Yandex.Travels.

The study compiles a rating of cities and resorts that are popular with Russians in the New Year holidays.

To do this, they studied tourist requests from late November to early December.

If people are looking for tickets at this time, they most often plan a trip for the holidays. The first three are Moscow, Sochi and St. Petersburg, but Turkish resorts are not far behind.

The top ten destinations list in full is:

  1. Moscow
  2. Sochi
  3. St. Petersburg
  4. Phuket (Thailand)
  5. Dubai (UAE)
  6. Antalya (Turkey)
  7. Kazan
  8. Kemer (Turkey)
  9. Side (Turkey)
  10. Anapa
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