“As for the winter destinations, which were opened by the tour operator last year (the ski resort of Turkey Erciyes and Vietnamese island of Fukuok), the demand for them this year is much more active than in the past”, - stressed the top manager of Coral Travel Selcuk Bugai. In this regard, the company decided to increase the flight program to Fukuok and make it year-round. The flights are scheduled from 8 cities of Russian regions. From Moscow the number of flights increased to three per day. The flight program to Turkish Erciyes will begin in New Year's dates, on December, 28 one time a week. The tour operator plans to launch flights to Antalya for the autumn-winter season with departures from Moscow and another 13 cities of Russia. As the Deputy General Director of Coral Travel noted, the holiday in Antalya during off-season become more popular every year. Tourists are attracted by the opportunity to get high-quality service for relatively little money. Also the flights to Alanya (Gazipasha) for the first time this year in winter season will be carried out 2 times a week. Summarizing his speech, Selcuk Bugay called the current year in the company as year of achievements and confirmed such a high appraisal by concrete facts. Among them are the sales growth (+30%) in Elite-department of the company (the department works with tours costing from 12 thousand dollars). The product range has been expanded on the basis of regular transportation up to 52 cities and along 85 destinations. The number of Coral Travel agencies has been increased up to 4100.
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.