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Russian Travelers Complain They Need More Cash When Abroad

UrBC, Moscow, August 23, 2018. 64% of Russians who took part in a recent survey say they now have to have more cash with them when traveling abroad in order to pay for their meals, guided tours, bus fares, and so on, OneTwoTrip’s press service refers to its recent research findings as indicating.

17% of respondents said they still found it hard to keep within their original budget and ended up spending more.

‘On-the-spot everyday expenses make up a big share of travel-related costs and prove a key factor in deciding where to go on vacation. A rather low-key dinner or lunch at some European capital might be several times more expensive than a similar meal in Russia. This is felt particularly keenly during the foreign currency rate fluctuations. The on-the-spot-expenses factor might grow even more significant in the near future, which means travelers on a tight budget might start considering Asian countries or all-inclusive tourist packages,’ says OneTwoTrip’s Marketing Director Alexei Teplov.

46% of those surveyed said they had to cut back on their spending by the end of their trips. This could be spending less on guided tours and museums (22%), giving up on taxi rides in favor of public transport or walking (22%), or not eating out (21%).
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