Russian tourists now apply for visas by-passing tour operators
The “Tripsta” experts interviewed Russian travelers and found out, visa of which country is easier to get. Thus, 64% of tourists said that they collect documents for visa independently without any outside support or tour operators, 18% seek help from the travel agency. At the same time most travelers believe that collection of documents for Spain visa is easier. About 14% of respondents say that they have no particular problems in preparing documents for Finland visa, the same number reported about it concerning Italy visa. 20% of Russian travelers consider Spain as a country which multiple entry visa is easier to get.. According to tourists, without any problems you can also get multiple entry visa to Italy and Greece, while the Czech Republic and the Baltic countries issue multiple-entry visas more reluctant. The quarter tourists consider the USA as the most demanding country to get entry visa. For 22% tourists the British visa was the most difficult to obtain, while 14% had difficulties in obtaining a visa to Germany.
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.