Russian people are increasingly booking luxury villas in French resorts
France maintains its position as a" strong " destination for the rest of the Russians in the summer season of 2018, despite the fluctuations of the ruble. Last year showed a steady increase in the Russian tourist flow to France, according to "ATOR Bulletin" with reference to the information of the Agency for tourism development in France Atout France.
Thus, at the end of 2018, the number of Russian tourists in Paris increased by 51.4% compared to 2017, on the Cote d'azur — by almost 20%. The increase in the number of overnight stays of Russians in last year, recorded in Alsace. The statistics of the Auvergne-rhône-Alpes region show a significant increase in the number of overnight stays of Russian guests in the winter season 2017/2018: +12% compared to the previous season (in the period from December to April).
The demand of Russians for holidays in France remained at the level of last year or even showed a double-digit growth. Experts explain this trend by the fact that the direction has its own constant audience, most often — wealthy. At the same time, Russian guests of France prefer to stay either in five-star hotels or rent luxury villas.