Russian tourists are buying up tours to the Maldives for the New Year
ANEX Tour operator and other market players opened in May sales of New Year tours to the Maldives with transportation of Aeroflot regular flights.
This year Aeroflot, in its winter schedule, performs one flight per day (SU 320 SVO-F-MLE 22:30 - 09:35 + 1) to Malé airport (the capital of the Maldives). The return flight is SU 321 MLE-SVO-F 11:15 - 18:30. Nowadays Russian tour operators arrange their package tours using these flights.
The reasons for the active demand, as noted by experts of ANEX Tour operator, are quite trivial. Firstly, experienced tourists know that in May and early June, you can catch the biggest discounts for New Year's Maldives. And secondly, they are in a hurry to book rooms in the most popular luxury hotels, so there will be a big risk of stop sales for them.
Other tour operators (who got guaranteed blocks of seats on Aeroflot direct flights to Male and have already opened sales of the Maldives) talk about good depth and active sales of the New Year. These are Coral Travel, PAX, Russian Express, ICS Travel Group, etc.
Thus, PAKS tour operator’s experts emphasize that most hotels on the Maldives give special offers for the New Year, if you book rooms 30, 60, 90, 150 and 180 days before departure. The principle operates: the earlier the hotel is booked, the chipper is the price.
"As for hotels, the maximum discounts for early booking can be obtained if you book a tour in May - early June," confirmed Russian Express. In this company the experts add that at the beginning of summer the demand among tourists (who understand that the most popular hotels for New Year’s dates must be booked in advance) activates. “In addition, Aeroflot is now offering adequate prices for flights for the New Year’s dates to the Maldives, and very soon the price situation will change - the tours will be more expensive,” clarify Russian Express.
Experts of the companies agree that in May and early summer the most popular hotels at good prices on the Maldives for the New Year dates can be sold mostly. “Tourists should hurry with the purchase of the tour, if they have plans to meet the year 2020 on the Maldives,” summarized ICS Travel Group.
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.