The portrait of a typical tourist in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region has changed by the end of 2020

24 December 2020

Despite the pandemic restrictions, the number of bookings in Saint Petersburg increased by 15% compared with the previous year. But it fell  by almost 20% at the end of the year in  Leningrad region.

These statistics were provided by  Tvil.ru, a Russian accommodation booking service. At the same time the average booking check increased slightly for Saint Petersburg - by 5%, for  Leningrad Region - by 25%. Such a large increase in the average check in Leningrad Region is primarily due to the increase in the length of stay, while the average cost of a night has not changed dramatically unless you take into account the New Year's dates.

The top 5 cities from which independent travelers go to Saint Petersburg are Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnodar, Tver. 64% of independent travelers booked an apartment this year, 36% - rooms in hotels and mini hotels. Reservations by companies fell by 5%. Most reservations are done by couples - 35% and families - 21%.

Leningrad Region is mostly visited by tourists from Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Gatchina, Vyborg, Veliky Novgorod, Murmansk. Reservations by companies fell by 22%. Reservations are mainly done by families – 35%, companies and couples - 25-27%.

The number of reservations for recreation centers in  Leningrad Region has increased by 12%; tourists are quite interested not only in towns in Leningrad Region, but also in villages. Popular directions for reservations are Luga, Priozersk, Vyborg, Toksovo, Vyritsa, the village of Zaporozhskoe.