Tour operator Pearl River expands its flying program to Hainan Island. Since March 1, 2018, the company will transport tourists to Chinese resort from another 11 Russian cities. According to the provider, direct flights to Sanya from Barnaul, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novokuznetsk, Tomsk, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk and Chita will be performed by Alrosa Airlines. Recall that the tour operator announced about the launching of its own flight program in mid-September 2017 - when the flight program included departures from five Russian cities, later four more flights were added. Thus, as a result of the announced expansion, the number of cities from which the direct flights to Hainan will be available will reach 20. "This is another, long-planned step to achieve our strategic goal - to increase the tourist flow to Hainan from Russia up to 1 million tourists a year", - said Alexander Yurov, Director of development of the tour operator. According to him, by the end of 2018 the company plans to increase the number of cities of departure to 28. Previously, Pearl River planned to launch a flight program in November 2017 by the wings of VIM-Avia, but after the air activity of the airline was suspended the tour operator had to urgently shift starting time of the program.
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.