Sales of foreign tours decreased by 30-40% due to the fall of the Ruble exchange rate
“Foreign tours sales decreased by 30-40% due to the decreasing of the Ruble”, - said the Press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (RCT) Irina Turina. "Sales on Tuesday fell by at least 10% and in some cases by 30-40%. This happened because of the collapse of the Russian stock and currency markets: the dollar crossed the level of 63 rubles for the first time since December 2016, the euro exceeded 78", - added I.Tyurina. She noted that if the situation develops according to this scenario, tourists will take a long pause, the market will be frozen, as it was in 2014. "There is only one plus: the main beach resorts, primarily Turkey and Greece, recording a good demand on our market during 2017, significantly increased prices. Now ruble fell by 10-15%, so they will have to reduce the cost of accommodation at least by 10% to attract Russian tourists", - underlined I.Tyurina. At the same time, the current weakening of the ruble will be beneficial for incoming companies in Russia. "The sharp increase of incoming flow was observed in 2015-2016, against the background of a low ruble.
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