Adjustments of winter flight programs from St. Petersburg
According to the local travel agents, a number of tour operators adjusted winter flight programs from St. Petersburg.
Thus, Biblio-Globus company, will not perform flight program from the Northern capital to Turkish Antalya after January 7 and until March 7, 2020. “And this despite the fact that winter Turkey is well booked and there are budget options for holidays, even at 5* hotels,” comments Maria Sheker, the director of one of St. Petersburg travel agencies.
In addition, as Olga Vikhareva, the head of Ozerko travel agency, said the tour operator optimized the winter program in Cyprus and launched flights to the UAE (which were not there last year).
According to Tez Tour, among the novelties of this winter season from St. Petersburg are the flights of S7 airline to Salzburg and Innsbruck. “Plus, since February, we have been launching a flight program on Emirates airline to the UAE,” the company’s press service commented.
The tour operator China Travel has opened a new flight to Haikou. According to travel agents, an active visa-free policy and various promotions have become the reason for the increased demand of Russians in this area.
“Of the key changes, that occurred in the winter flight programs of tour operators from St. Petersburg, I note the appearance of tours to Sri Lanka and Hainan from Anex Tour. This fact allowed us to increase sales of Sri Lanka by 4 times, and Hainan by 6 times compared to last year,” reported the founder of the travel agencies’ network Alloch Vadim Pererva.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.