Norway hopes to attract more Russian tourists this winter
“Norway expects slight increase of tourist flow from Russia during upcoming winter season. Among its proposals - ski, fishing and eco-tourism”, said the Norway's ambassador in Russia Leydulv Namtvedt. "In the coming winter season we expect the number of tourists from Russia on the same level as the last year, and, perhaps, a slight increase - since the Norway ski resorts are popular among the Russian tourists. We are confident that our campaign to attract tourists, joint work with tour operators – all of this are a good investment in the future development of mutual tourism," - L. Namtvedt said. The tourist flow from Russia to Norway fell almost by 40% in the past year due to the weakening of the ruble and a difficult economic situation. "We perform a lot of research, introduce tourist industry with the possibilities of rest and see that the interest to Norway is preserved. We hope that more Russians will be able to visit our country," the diplomat said.
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.