Russian tour operators do not have debts on charter flights
Russian tour operators do not have debts to the air carriers for the organization of charter flights, airline officials said at a meeting held on Tuesday in Federal Tourism Agency.
The meeting was attended by the heads the Federal Tourism Agency, representatives of the association Tourpomosch, the Ministry of Transport and representatives of the airlines Transaero, Aeroflot, UTair, Taimyr, and Orenburg airlines.
"It is important to understand whether the tour operators have debts to the airlines. And if there are debts, how big they are. It is also necessary to know which debts are estimated as normal working, and which represent a clear risk," the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Oleg Safonov said on the meeting.
Representatives of the airlines have reported that flights of tour operators are pre-paid and on the basis of deposits, so there are no debts.
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.