Tour operator Coral Travel (Odeon) is the leader of the Rhodes destination this year in Russia. Five Russian cities with more than million population were chosen for charter program to Diagoras airport (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar). As travel agents say, with early booking discounts, start of the program was booked well. All the flight programs are being fulfilled now.
The flight program from Rostov-on-Don is flying with Royal flight air company. It was started on 28.05.2019 with weekly flights. But rather suddenly it was announced that since 18.06.19 it will not be fulfilled anymore. But tour operator decided to keep flights to Rhodes from Krasnodar, which also belongs to south part of Russia (220 km from Rostov-on-Don), so the sold till now tour packages from Rostov-on-Don are suggested to move to Krasnodar. Travel agents from Rostov-on-Don suppose as the reason of cancellation that the program was not very profitable for the tour operator.
That is the second cancelation of the Rhodes destination from the south of Russia. Last year charter program from Krasnodar to Rhodes was canceled (also Coral Travel).
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.