ATOR: the price for expensive abroad New Year tours increased by 8%, but this did not prevent the growth of sales

“The cost of abroad New Year tours has increased by 5-8% in the premium segment, but demand for them didn’t decent”, - said Maya Lomidze, the Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

"Now the cheapest and the most expensive tours are sold actively, and in the segment of expensive tours we see a rise of prices, in contrast to the budget tours, where the prices did not change in currency. In expensive segment we see the growth of prices by 5-8%", - she added.

M. Lomidze informed that the most popular direction in Russia for the New Year holidays is Sochi, where the cost of tours is from 40-50 thousand Rubles ($ 680 – 850) per person without flight. Among the foreign destinations Thailand is on the leading position, where the minimum cost of the New Year's tour starts from 90,000 Rubles ($ 1530) per person including transportation.