The director of the Russian Tourist Association said that Turkey has been the most popular holiday destination for Russian tourists in 2021.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, "Turkey has been the most popular holiday destination for Russian tourists in 2021," Director of the Russian Tourist Association, Maya Lumidze said, noting that Turkey is a leader among Russian citizens' preferences for traveling abroad.
"Turkey will most likely receive 4-4.5 mln. Russian tourists by the end of this year," she said.
"The country is the most popular travel destination among Russians", Lomidze noted, adding that "this year’s tourist flow there is much higher than in 2020, but considerably less than in 2019 when almost 6 mln Russians had vacation in Turkey."
"Meanwhile, during the peak season, which covers summer and September, 2.3-2.4 mln Russians can have vacation in the country, according to preliminary projections", she said.