Association of Tour Operators of Russia: the Tourism Flow Will Start in July
According to the Executive Director of Association of Tour Operators of Russia Mrs. Maya Lomidze the tourism flow will start in July. “We hope that Russia will be open for incoming in July or August. It is difficult to predict how the situation will develop for outbound. Most likely other destinations will be open for Russian tourists at different periods. Nevertheless, it can be assumed that in 2021, most likely, it will be possible to travel around the world in the same way as before the pandemic,” said Mrs. Lomidze.
Travel market participants predict a “colossal put-up demand”. It`s a reason to believe, that the travel industry will survive, and the players will do their best to pass the period of “corona virus knockdown” in the “energy saving” mode.
Nevertheless, according to ATOR forecasts, the recovery of the travel market will not be fast.
“Even taking in account the put-up demand, the travel market will need at least 6-8 months just to start returning to the pre-crisis level,” emphasized Mrs. Lomidze.
Natalia Klimenok, graduated from two the most popular Russian universities, Moscow State Linguistic University in 2001 (specialization - linguistics and intercultural communication) and Moscow State University in 2002 (specialization - PR and publicity), several years worked on radio station, before to come to tourism industry in 1995. 8 years she worked in one of the biggest tour operator in Russia, Labirint Travel Company, the main wholesales for such destinations as Greece, Finland and Scandinavia. Natalia has experience in MICE industry, including cooperation with federal organisations. Natalia has PhD in social science. Recently Natalia works in Baginet Sales and Marketing Agency as Executive Director.