In the beginning of the winter season, Coral Travel will offer tourists more programs in Turkey and new resorts in this country. The winter Turkey of Coral Travel will grow mainly due to the programs in Antalya and Alanya. The tour operator launches the winter program to Alanya (Gazipasa airport) for the first time. The flights to Alanya will be carried out only from Moscow, and to Antalya - already from 14 cities of Russia. The cost of a weekly rest in a hotel of 5* starts from 15 thousand Rubles (200 Euros) per person, which is about 50% lower than in summer. Also this year the company will increase its volumes to Ergies ski resort: if last year the company sent tourists there only for the New Year, this year it will continue the charter program after the holidays. The resort is attractive because here you can combine skiing and an interesting excursion program - Coral Travel offers combined programs with excursions to Cappadocia. At the same time the company is not planning an explosive increase of volumes in Turkey this winter, since very significant growth occurred last year in such traditional areas of the “winter beach” as the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand. In the current winter season the company will redistribute flows between the countries of the winter beach holiday due to the appearance of new destinations - Bahrain, Gambia and the opening of charter programs to Abu Dhabi. The company reported about steady high interest to Gambia among Russian tourists: the flights are carried out there three times a month - so the monthly volumes reach 900 persons. The seats of the first two flights to Gambia are 100% sold, the third flight is almost fully loaded. In general, this winter the main destinations of Coral Travel are Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Turkey, Goa, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan and the Maldives. This picture, however, may be changed due to the opening of Egypt. In this case the programs to Turkey and the UAE may be adjusted.
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.