Skyscanner travel service saw a record growth in demand among Russians for the New Year holidays in Azerbaijan – a 69% increase. This is stated in today’s press release from the company.

Experts analyzed data on bookings of tickets and hotels for the coming winter holidays. The result also revealed that interest in Armenia increased by a record-high 119% compared to the same period in 2015.


The number of bookings for holidays in Cyprus increased by 70%.  Russians have also become more interested in having a vacation in Greece (plus 53%) and Georgia (40% increase).

Thailand became the most popular foreign destination for Russians on New Year’s holidays. In second place is Italy, followed by Greece.

The top 10, in descending order, also includes Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Georgia, France, USA and UAE.