The last few years have seen massive growth in Russian outbound tourism. Countries in demand continue to be Turkey, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, China and the UAE.
This, in turn, has also fuelled growth in online travel with many OTAs in Russia developing their product and investing in their technology platforms to cater to this demand. A lot of the inventory still continues to be sourced through wholesalers like Hotelbeds and larger OTAs like Expedia.
The following OTAs continue to evolve and are currently important players in the Russian Online Travel marketplace.
Ostrovok was launched in 2010 and is one of the top online travel agencies in Russia based in Moscow. Zenhotels is its international OTA arm.
Travelata based in Moscow focuses on sales of package tours online.
Oktogo is an OTA based in Saint – Petersburg and offers over 4,000 hotels in Russia and more than 250,000 hotels worldwide.
Aviasales launched in 2008 and offers flights, hotels, travel insurance, and car rentals.
Tutu.ru founded in 2003 offers a complete range of hotels, flights, trains, and buses.
Based in Moscow and launched in 2015, AnywayAnyday offers hotel and flight bookings as well as for trains in other countries in Eastern Europe.
TopHotels is not strictly an OTA but a directory and rating website based on reviews.
Launched in 2011, One Two Trip is a flight specialist OTA. Offers over 800 airlines and 100 low-cost carriers and hotels in 200 countries.
Ozon Travel has been promoting independent travel in Russia for over 9 years and offers a range of hotel, flight and train booking options. It is accredited with IATA.