In the summer season of 2018, the tour operator Mouzenidis Travel planned a 30% growth of volumes. The greatest increase will be on Greek islands: there will be a two-fold increase only for Crete due to an exclusive flight to Chania. The tour operator also opens other new directions. In 2017 Mouzenidis Travel tour operator served in Greece more than 400 thousand tourists. These figures were sounded by the company's CEO Alexander Tsandekidis during the partnership business forum dedicated to the presentation of the tourist product "Muzenidis Travel Summer-2018”. Recall that in 2017 the total number of tourist arrivals from Russia is estimated by Geek authorities as "about 900 thousand", which coincides with the estimates of Russian border service, which counted 890,000 Russians who left to Greece. Thus, Mouzenidis Travel is the largest player of Greek direction on the Russian tourist market. In addition, last year the tour operator hosted more than 20,000 tourists in Cyprus and more than 10,000 tourists in Georgia. The General Director of Mouzenidis Travel Alexander Tsandekidis said that the volume of early booking of Greece direction in the company exceeds by 70% the last year's figures. Now, the most popular accommodation facilities are actively being booked. According to the General Director of the tour operator, the growth will be provided by island Greece. "Every year our volumes grow on the islands, but this year we call this trend as active expansion", - said Mr. Tsandekidis.
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.