Doubles Revenue in Summer

Written By mela armono on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 7:02 PM

Online travel agency, which allows users to book travel tickets and accommodation, turned over $130 million this summer, a 117% increase on last year.

The busiest month was July, when the agency’s income was around $50 million. A large chunk of this came from airline tickets, 142,000 of which were sold. 63% of flights booked were internal, compared to 53% last year.

The most popular Russian destinations were Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg. Tourists visiting these hotspots spent an average of $400 on the site.

Abroad, the top holiday spots for Russian tourists were Simferopol and Kiev in Ukraine, Montenegrin resort Tivat, Tel Aviv in Israel and Turkey’s Istanbul. The average spend for foreign travelers on was more than $600.

The most popular rail destinations were Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Tyumen, with the average ticket costing a little over $100. 54% of clients chose to travel third class, while 30% went second.

38% of hotel bookings were within Russia, compared to 36% last year. The average spend on hotels within Russia was around $300, while abroad it was over $400. Riga, Prague and Istanbul were popular foreign destinations.
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