Chiringuitos pin winterhopes on the Russians

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MANY chiringuitos beach restaurants plan to stay open throughout winter to cater for mainly foreign tourists. 

With a 48 per cent rise in Russian tourists, many chiringuitos are now translating menus to cater specifically for them, bouyed by statistics that show the average Russian visitor is aged between 25 and 45, and has money to spend.

Russian tourists are mainly attracted by cultural tourism and food, and mainly travel on package tours generally for an average of 10 days, studies have shown. Having reported a good summer despite a fall in the spend of the average client, chiringuito owners say they are optimistic of positive winter trading.

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