Russian tourists love Spain and according to a handy infographic from Muchosol.com their favourite destinations are Cataluña, Valencia, Balearics, Murcia and Andalucia. The majority of them (68%) travel as families and their favourite holiday activities are visiting the beach, followed by museums, spas, sport, shopping and traditional fiestas. Their peak visiting times are June, July and September and 71% prefer renting an apartment, whereas 29% choose renting a villa.
On the Costa del Sol we have been benefiting from significant Russian tourism over the last three years and although there has been a drop in visits due to issues with bringing money out of the country and visa restrictions, the very top end of the market is still coming and spending and this is an important market for luxury villa rentals and the luxury tourism sector. Experts predict that the Russian tourists will come back in time, as their love affair with Spain remains strong, and therefore it’s important to maintain links with Russia.
Marbella’s Town Hall are aware of the importance of this sector and to facilitate the processing of documents including passport renewal or the issuance of certificates and to serve the residents of this nation they have opened an office in the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella on Mondays from 10.00 am to 16.00 pm.
Our holiday rental website receives enquiries from all over the world, including Russia, with tourists searching for quality properties for rent. Through our partnership with Novasol, we have our owners’ properties advertised on 11 language websites and a strong presence in over 21 countries.
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