Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul Lake heads top 5 of the most popular resorts in CIS among Russian tourists at the end of the summer season 2015, the website travel.ru reported.
According to it, the rating is made according to the reservation of hotels by Russian tourists, traveling on their own.
According to the businessman Urmat Ishenbekov, who is investing in the tourism industry on Issyk-Kul, Russian tourists, who, along with residents of Kazakhstan and Bishkek, are the main stream of tourists, are attracted by clean water, fresh mountain air, large number of excursions, national cuisine and low prices.
The top five of the most popular resorts in CIS includes:Issyk-Kul Lake (Kyrgyzstan), the lake Naroch (Belarus), Borovoe (Kazakhstan), Nabran (Azerbaijan) and Sevan (Armenia). The top 10 cities in CIS, popular among the Russians, include Minsk, Kiev, Almaty, Baku, Yerevan, Astana, Vitebsk, Bishkek, Tashkent and Kishinev.
Capital with the lowest prices in CIS is Bishkek (an average of $30 per room per night at a hotel), and the most expensive is Astana ($115 per night).
The top 20 of popular among the Russian tourist cities in CIS also include Belarus Brest, Grodno and Gomel; Ukrainian Lviv, Odessa and Kharkov, Kazakh Aktau and Aktobe, and the Turkmen capital Ashgabat, the Tajik capital Dushanbe.
Belarus heads the top 5 of popular CIS countries among the Russian tourists, which accounts for 37 percent of all trips, Ukraine - for 22 percent, Kazakhstan - 16, Azerbaijan - 9 and Armenia - 7 percent. Other CIS countries account for less than 10 percent of the trips.