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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Resorts ate inflation: available only Crimea, Sochi, Tunisia, Greece, Bulgaria


A vacation is not a luxury — under such motto will spend the summer the majority of our compatriots. According to a survey by the research center portal Superjob, the maximum amount that the average Russian can afford to spend this year on a week-long trip to the sea was a little more than 23 thousand rubles. To fit into such a framework is now capable of very few resorts. According to experts from the travel industry, with a specified budget, the choice of tourists is limited to five areas — the Crimea, Sochi, Tunisia, Greece and Bulgaria.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

All other options for travel eaten up by inflation. For six years holiday budget of the population of Russia grew by only 24%, and prices in the country — more than 60%. Ahead of inflation only increase in the number of Russians who are forced to abandon the rest as such: in 2010 about the inability to go on vacation said 24% today to 41%. And at that time the maximum amount that the Russian tourist was willing to pay for a seven-day ticket, was equal to the monthly average per capita income in the country, it is about 19 thousand rubles. Now, when the average income of citizens is slightly over 30 thousand of our compatriots can’t afford it.

Monitoring of the proposals of travel agencies showed that over 23 thousand rubles per person available quite a few vouchers. Even positioned as a budget of Crimea and the resorts of the Krasnodar territory hardly stacked in the stated price range. Given the fact that the average price of a ticket from Moscow to both ends is 12 thousand rubles, for the rest of the money can only be booked a room in “two-star” hotel, where the facilities have to look in the end of the corridor. Food, in this embodiment, the accommodation is not provided. With foreign resorts, the situation is not better. The CEO of one of travel agencies Anna Podgornaya said that for people with a limited budget, an adequate price tag today can offer only Tunisia, Greece and Bulgaria. In the case of the latter two directions in speech, truth, goes only about special offers that tourists will have to “catch” and not the fact that there is enough for everyone.

Really vacation for little money offers only Tunisia. This circumstance almost evened the local resorts closed for Russians Egypt: Tunisian hotels working on system “all inclusive”, there is no need to apply for a visa. For one thing. With a light hand of the Federal tourism Agency last week became unsafe status. With reference to some competent authorities, the Agency warned of impending terrorist attacks here. Later, however, has given assurances that all the tourist sites in Tunisia protected, threats to the security of vacationers there. But as they say, the residue remained.

However, the CEO turpini of domestic tourism Sergey Romashkin not sure that the Russians in the crisis shrank enough to consider only stay in the cheapest hotels. “Based on our statistics, the average price of traded permits is now 32-33 thousand rubles. This coincides with the figures previously announced in the polls. According to their study, the Russians this year are planning to spend on leisure 34 thousand roubles on one member of the family”, – said the interlocutor of “MK”. According to Romashkina who want to relax on the Crimean coast it is necessary to focus on the average price of the hotel is 2.2 thousand rubles per day, for Sochi the price is higher — from 2.8 thousand to 3.4 thousand rubles.

However, one article of expenses of the Russian tourists still expect to save. A large number of families will travel this summer to the South by car. And over the last couple of years, according to the observations of tour operators, the percentage of such travelers has increased dramatically.

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