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Russians prefer Cuba, Dominican Republic and Maldives for New Years’

Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Maldives and Egypt appear among the most popular destinations when Russians buy airline tickets for year-end flights and holidays, a specialized travel site reported today.

These were the most requested places on the planet for Russians to travel from the end of December to January 10, which conclude their vacations, according to data from analysts of the online payment acceptance service CloudPayments, quoted by the TASS news agency .

“Now Russians buy tours quite actively for the New Year holidays. Most of the time they choose according to several criteria: the presence of the sea and a warm and sunny climate,” said the travel agency Romas Turs, partner of CloudPayments.

She indicated that travel in Russia is also in demand and the most popular destination is the city of Sochi on the Black Sea.

This Tuesday the first flight of the Russian airline Aeroflot arrived in Havana, after the resumption of the air links of companies in this country, interrupted with other cities in the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The route between the capitals of Russia and Cuba will have two weekly frequencies with Airbus A350 aircraft. At the moment, Aeroflot makes three weekly flights to the Cuban resort of Varadero.

Diplomat in charge of Tourism in the island’s embassy in Russia, Juan Carlos Escalona, ​​explained to Prensa Latina that another of the new attractions between the two countries is the itinerary of the Azur Air line between Saint Petersburg and Varadero.

He indicated that these will begin on December 26 with a frequency every 10 days.

Escalona highlighted that the destination Cuba remained among the prefered by vacationers of the Eurasian nation throughout the year, with an important impact on the tourist market of the Caribbean island.

Russia restored flights with Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica, among other countries, from December 1, according to the approval of the national staff for the confrontation with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

With this authorization, the airlines of this country, with regular and non-scheduled flights, will be able to resume their itineraries also to the Cuban cities of Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín, with which they had links before they were identified.

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