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In autumn Russian tourists book tours to Greece, Italy and Turkey
In the autumn the demand for European destinations such as Greece, Italy and Bulgaria has grown. The demand for autumn holidays in 2019 increased by 26% compared to last year.
The demand of Russians' for winter vacations in the UAE and Southeast Asia has significantly grown
Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and India are the leaders of the coming winter. For these areas winter sales grew by 1,5 times within early booking program. The early booking of tours for the winter season this year began very early and the interest of tourists in this action is very high
Anex Tour launches charters to Abu Dhabi
The tour operator Anex Tour announced the sales of tours with a direct flight to Abu Dhabi (UAE) from Moscow with Azur Air flights. The flight program of Azur Air (Moscow-Abu Dhabi-Moscow) is scheduled from October 28 for the entire winter season with departures twice a week.
Outbound tourist flow from Russia increased by 6.67% in the first half of the year
In January-June 2019, citizens of the Russian Federation made 21 212 095 trips abroad. This is 6.67% more than in the same period of the last year. Turkey became the leader of outbound tourism, Italy is growing rapidly and tourist flow to Thailand has slightly decreased.
Pobeda Airlines will fly from Moscow to Dubai
Experts have a positive view on the prospects of the low-cost flight program, especially in late autumn and winter, when the tourist flow from Russia increases due to the November and New Year holidays, as well as school holidays.
Tour operator: tourists began to note the UAE as a summer destination
“Among Russian tourists one of the most popular winter beach destinations is becoming high-demanded one during the summer period,” TEZ TOUR operator notes. This year the number of applications for summer holidays in the UAE has increased one and a half times compared to the same period in 2018.
The selling of Dubai tours are worse than last summer
The current sales volumes of tours to Dubai (UAE) for summer dates in Russia as a whole are less than a year earlier. These data was shared by some tour operators acting in the destination.
A record number of Russian tourists visited Abu Dhabi since the beginning of this year
According to the official statistics of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi, in the four months of 2019, 33,597 citizens of the Russian Federation have rested in the Emirate, which is 35% more than last year. This figure includes only those Russians who spent at least one night in one of the hotels of the Emirate.
Flydubai airline opens flight from Dubai to Sochi
From June 7, Flydubai airline began to operate flights on the route Dubai — Sochi. This information was provided by the press center of the air carrier. Flights are operated jointly with Emirates Airlines. Aircraft Boeing-737-700 on this route will fly during the period of spring-summer navigation. The flights are operated twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, departure from Dubai is at 01:15, arrival in Sochi is at 04:10. The opposite route departure from Sochi is at 05:10, arrival in Dubai is at 10:00.
Outbound tourist flow in the I quarter of 2019: where did the Russians rest in winter
Etihad Airways launches the second flight from Abu Dhabi to Moscow
From October 27, 2019 to May 10, 2020 Etihad Airways launches its second daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Domodedovo Airport. An additional flight operated by Airbus A320 will provide more convenient flight options between the two capitals — now passengers can choose a day or night flight both from Abu Dhabi and from Moscow. Thanks to two daily flights, one of which is carried out on the wings of Airbus A321, the guests will appreciate the improved connections at Etihad Airways hub airport, which will make it possible to travel more comfortably along the airline’s route network to Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
Over 230 thousand Russian tourists visited Dubai in the first quarter of 2019
“More than 230 thousand Russian tourists visited Dubai in the UAE from January to March 2019, just over this period, 4.75 million foreign guests visited the Emirate”, reports The Gulf News. "In the first quarter of 2019, Russia was on the sixth line in terms of tourist flow to the Emirate, the number of tourists was 234.14 thousand," the newspaper writes, citing the data from the Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing of the Government of Dubai.
Etihad to launch second daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Domodedovo
“Etihad Airline from the UAE will launch an additional daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Moscow Domodedovo Airport, its flight program is scheduled for the period from October 27 to May 10, 2020,” reports the press service of the airline.
ANEX Tour has got guaranteed blocks on Emirates flights to Dubai for the summer 2019
The tours to the United Arab Emirates from ANEX Tour will be presented on blocks of Emirates Airline from Moscow to Dubai in the period from May 13 to October 7 without any fee for fuel. At the same time, ANEX Tour had interesting special offers for premium 5* hotels in Dubai for this summer.
Flydubai airline has canceled several flights to Russia
Flydubai airline canceled a part of its flights to Russia. This is stated in the message on the official website of the carrier on March 13. The reason for this decision was the ban of the operation of Boeing 737 MAX8, issued by the UAE aviation authorities. The airline promises to contact by phone with those passengers whose flight is canceled to determine further action. If the call is not received, it means that the board was replaced by an older version of Boeing 737-800. Flight status can be checked independently on the carrier’s website.
Dubai: tourist flow from Russia increased by 28%
Russia showed the most impressive growth rates - the Dubai Government's Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing announced this assessment based on the results of statistics. According to the statistics, the flow of tourists from Russia to Dubai in 2018 increased by 28%. Russian tour operators confirm this data.
Russia and UAE ease visa restrictions for tourists
Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an intergovernmental agreement on mutual abolition of visas for their citizens for short tourist travels, Regnum reported. UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation announced that starting on Sunday, UAE citizens will be able to travel to Russia without pre-entry visas, and will be issued the document upon arrival in the country.
Sales of Coral Travel in Abu Dhabi increased by 120% thanks to charters
For January - October 2018 the number of tourists from Russia to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (UAE) amounted to 41 thousand people, which is 37% more than during the same period last year. In the Emirate, this is mainly connected with the direct charter programs of Coral Travel tour operator from Moscow to Abu Dhabi.
Russian tourist visits to Dubai up 60% in 2018
Around 460,000 holidaymakers from Russia have visited Dubai in the first nine months of 2018, a 60% increase compared to the same period last year, the emirate’s tourism authority has said. An increase in Russian overnight guests was the result of 19% growth in air capacity across non-stop flights, as well as ease of travel following the introduction of visa-on-arrival facilities in the last two years, the authorities said.
New Year's flights to the Emirates are sold by half
Demand for tours to the UAE, which noticeably intensified last year, when visa formalities were abolished for Russian tourists, continues this year. However, if the UAE last winter showed the most robust growth (53.7% in 2017 compared to the previous year), there are fears that this winter will not be able to achieve such success.
TOP-5 of destinations for the winter 2018–19
“Nowadays the experts are noting a robust growth in demand by about 10% for winter holidays in all destinations,” the executive director of ATOR, Maya Lomidze said. Data from ATOR Analytical Service allows us to talk about the increased demand for winter destinations. Totally, the growth in demand for winter tours in all areas (domestic and outbound) currently exceeds by 10–15% the last year’s indicators.
By 2023 more than 2 million Russian tourists are waited in the UAE
Russia will remain one of the leading source markets for the UAE, as well as for other countries of the Persian Gulf. And by 2023 the Russian market will grow by 125% from 933,000 in 2018 to 2.1 million. As a result, Russian tourists will be able to “provide” another 2.9 million additional hotel rooms.