Russians are willing to add the days of rest to the November holidays
This year sales of tours to the November holidays are more active than the previous year. According the operators, the pre-crisis volumes not yet been achieved, but the situation is quite encouraging.
As the director general of "Turtrans Voyage" Dmitry Fomintsev said, that high demand on the date of November increased by 15% compared with October last year. Now the Russians ask the holiday weekend trips to Eastern Europe, as well as in Italy, France, Scandinavia and Finland. The routes, as you see, are traditional. Reappeared the Baltic States, Belarus is sold well.
According to the observations of director general of "Vedi tourgroup" Irina Fedina, this year the Russian tourists will celebrate the National Unity Day primarily in Budapest and Prague, but Vienna felt in popularity due to the higher cost. On the other hand, tourists come to the Austrian capital for at least a week - to compensate expensive flight price. The tourists are planning to spend about three - four days in the capitals of Hungary and the Czech Republic. Also, many requests come to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bali, Philippines.
Russians traditionally spend long November weekend in Greece. Direction showed high growth for the summer season. According to CEO "Mouzenidis Travel" Alexander Tsandekidi, in early days of October, sales are better by 49% than in 2015 season. Excursions, pilgrimage tours and shopping are booked stably. Prices have not changed.
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.