Coral Travel operator informed about the most popular destinations in the summer 2018, its novelties and plans for the winter season. As a result of summer, the total increase of the company's volumes amounted up to 15%.in comparison with the last year. "The current year cannot be called simple, so not all the figures are with the plus sign. However, in general, the volumes of the summer season met our expectations, demonstrating a cumulative growth of all directions at the level of 15%", - said Selcuk Bugai, the Deputy General Director of Coral Travel tour operator. According to Coral Travel, in the summer Turkey became the sales leader: the annual increase for the summer season is 17%, even though at the end of July and August the tour operator had to adjust the flight programs in order for making the balance of supply and demand. The real jump, according to Mr. Bugai, was made by Vietnam: the volumes of Coral Travel grew by 39% in summer. Positive dynamics was also demonstrated by Thailand, UAE (an increase of 5% and 15%, respectively), Maldives grew by 10%, Tunisia - by 7%, Spain showed an annual growth of 12%. At the same time, the speaker noted, such a popular trend as Greece showed a decrease of 8%, annual sales of tours to Croatia and Bulgaria decreased. Expectations for the winter season 2018-19 the top manager of Coral Travel called "optimistic-realistic". The tour operator pays special attention to the novelties of the season - there are three destinations on the market: Gambia, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi by charter transportation. According to Selcuk Bugai, for 1.5 months since the beginning of sales of tours to Gambia the tour operator sold more than 30% of seats on the first flight, which starts on October 1. This, concluded Mr. Bugai, allows us to hope for the demand for volume of the flight program. Recall, the charter chain of Coral Travel to Gambia has a frequency of 11 nights. The program, according to plans, will be performed by Royal Flight airline till the end of March. The charter flights from Moscow to Bahrain will be performed by Ural Airlines on Mondays and Fridays from October 29, 2018 till May 13, 2019. The own direct flights (absolute exclusive) to Abu Dhabi Coral Travel will launch from October 27 from Moscow by Ural Airlines. The frequency is 3 times a week. The top manager also assessed the prospects for this direction as positive, recalling that many tourists consider this emirate expensive, but this is only a stereotype. Rest here can be quite budgetary and very interesting.
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.