Sociologists made a portrait of the Russian traveler

© Fotolia / chalabalaБагаж near the ramp. Archival photoSociologists made a portrait of the Russian traveler© Fotolia / chalabala

The Russians have less to travel abroad for a holiday, but abroad in the past year began to spend more money on 40%, writes the Greek site with reference to a study by Ipsos, Comcon.

According to the profile of the Russian traveller young people aged 16 to 20 years, travels often to participate in cultural events, people between the ages of 21 and 40 years, more than visit resorts or choose cruises and much less likely to visit attractions, relatives and friends. In contrast, the category of people aged over 51 years primarily traveling in order to visit the attractions, relatives and friends.

This dramatically reduced the number of Russians traveling organized through the travel Agency.

Regarding the duration of travel, independent travelers prefer trips for a few days or for more than two weeks, while the organized tourists mainly go for 1.5-2 weeks.

Independent travelers use mainly hostels and three-star hotels, and organized by choose the hotels of three stars and above.

Another feature of independent travelers is that they lead a more active lifestyle, engaging in spare time activities Jogging, skiing in the Alps and various extreme sports, in contrast to those traveling in an organized, writes the edition.