Ski tours sold more actively than a year ago, and the selling started a month and a half before - since the beginning of September. Operators have optimistic view about the upcoming season. According to "Jet Travel" Deputy CEO Maxim Pristavco, now days sales are more than last year. The leaders are Austria, Italy and France.
"Prices remain around the last year's level, we have also made special proposals for all ski resorts. Today the number of sold tours is more by 15-20% than the previous year", - said Maxim Pristavco.
The peak of sales activity has moved from August-September to October and possibly November. Also the demand for budget accommodation options - 3-stars hotels and apartments - increased. And the demand has shifted from expensive New Year's dates to more affordable prices in January.
Early booking of ski tours started in June in “PAC Group”, the demand exceeds last year's figures by 20%. The flight operator’s program is based on regular flights. The clients fly to Verona, Turin, Chambery by flights of "Siberia" airline company. Flights to Zurich are planned by "Aeroflot" and to Austria by "Ural Airlines" via Munich.
Much better than before skiing are sold in "Karlson Tourism". Deputy General Director of Marketing and PR Maria Malysheva noted good demand for alpine resorts. In France among the leaders are Courchevel, 1850, Val de Isere, Chamonix, Arc 1950. In Austria the most popular are Ischgl, Lech, Kitzbuhel. The Swiss Zermatt, St. Moritz, Gstaad, Verbier and the Italian Val Gardena, Cortina de Ampezzo, Alta Badia, Kronplatz, Madonna di Campiglion are also in demand. "Our customers prefer regular flights, as a rule, business class”, added Malysheva.
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.