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Tour operators announced winter flight programs to Thailand
The tour operators, working on the destination, have arranged flight programs for the winter season 2019-2020 (from October 2019 to May 2020). The upcoming winter season promises to be difficult for the destination, experts do not expect a significant increase in demand, but, however, do not predict a serious decline.
Coral Travel goes with Royal Flight to Cuba
August, 10 the first flight from Moscow to Varadero was fulfilled. 03:30 Boeing 777-300ER started from Sheremetyevo in Moscow and in 11 and a half hours arrived to Varadero with 492 tourists on board. There was 100% aircraft loading, demonstrating the high level of request for the destination among Russian tourists.
Royal Flight resumes charter flights to Antalya from Kaluga
From August 15, Royal Flight will resume charter flights from Kaluga International Airport to Antalya in Turkey. This information is provided by the press service of the regional government. The agreement was reached at a working meeting between the region’s governor, Anatoly Artamonov and the general director of the airline, Besiki Kvirkviy.
Coral Travel will fly to the Dominican Republic
Thanks to the three new Boeing 777-300 ER from Royal Flight, this year Coral Travel tour operator will significantly increase its presence in the Caribbean: in addition to Cuba, charter flights of the tour operators will fly to the Dominican Republic.
Coral Travel launches charters to Cuba for the first time
The charter program of the tour operator to Varadero starts in less than a month and is scheduled for the entire winter season. This became possible thanks to the replenishment of the fleet of the strategic partner of the tour operator - Royal Flight - with three Boeing 777-300 airplanes with business class. From August 10, 2019, the charter flight program of Coral Travel from Moscow to Varadero will be launched on the wings of Royal Flight. The flights to Varadero will be carried out from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport 2 times a week (on Wednesdays and Saturdays). The flight time will be 12 hours.
Coral Travel canceled flights to Rhodes from St. Petersburg
Coral Travel canceled the flight program to Rhodes from St. Petersburg From 05.07.2019 (the company had previously canceled flights from Rostov-on-Don). According to travel agents, tourists are not satisfied with the proposed alternatives - departures from Moscow or only ground service without air ticket compensation. The tour operator explained the cancellation of flights by low loading of boards.
Tour operators decrease number of flights to Turkey from Tatarstan
Tour operators continue to cut flight programs to Turkey from Tatarstan. As Kazan travel agents reported, Coral Travel and Pegas Touristic tour operators have canceled one flight. In addition, Pegas Touristic also changed the boards to Antalya to smaller ones: instead of Boeing-777, the flights will be performed by Airbus A321. Thus, if in May and the beginning of June, the supplier sent 2300-2500 people a week to Antalya, now only 1,870 seats are planned to use.
Coral Travel took blocks of seats to Zanzibar
Tours to Tanzanian Zanzibar from Coral Travel on New Year's dates will be presented on the flights of Oman Air. The supplier took guaranteed rooms in the best Zanzibar hotels, which can be booked at attractive prices now. “Tourists from Russia are more and more interested in exotic destinations in Africa, including Tanzania and its island Zanzibar, the demand for which has increased in recent years. This you can see even in hotels that previously could be booked instantly, but now many of them are in stop a year in advance,” told Margarita Osipova, the leading specialist in the department of exotic of the tour operator.
No more Rhodes from Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Tour operator Coral Travel (Odeon) is the leader of the Rhodes destination this year in Russia. Five Russian cities with more than million population were chosen for charter program to Diagoras airport (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar). As travel agents say, with early booking discounts, start of the program was booked well. All the flight programs are being fulfilled now.
Coral Travel launches charters to Turkey from three new regions
This summer, three new cities of departure for charter flights to Turkey became available to tourists of Coral Travel tour operator. Moreover, prices for tours with departures from new regions are now lower than similar tours with departures from Moscow. As Marina Makarkova, the head of the public relations service of Coral Travel tour operator, told that for the convenience of regional tourists the company in its charter flight program added three new cities of departure to the popular Turkish resort Antalya.
Coral Travel started charter program to Rhodes
On 28-th of May, 2019, Coral Travel has started the charter program to Greek island Rhodes from Rostov-on-Don (RTD: canceled in June 2019). The program is carried out by Royal Flight on B-737 once a week from 28.05.2019 till 01.10.2019. The first flight was fully completed. There was the group of tour managers for fam trip onboard. Odeon welcomes this trip in Rhodes.
Coral Travel awarded the best hotels at the Starway World Best Hotels 2018 ceremony
On March 12, the seventh Starway World Best Hotels Award ceremony was held, which was established by Coral Travel. Mitsis Ramira (Greece) became the best hotel for the second year. The second place was taken by Cornelia de Luxe Resort (Turkey), the third - Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort (Turkey). Among the winners are hotels in Turkey - 62, Greece - 11, Tunisia - 7, Vietnam - 6, Thailand - 5, United Arab Emirates - 3, Russia - 1.
Turkish hotels are ready to extend discounts for early booking action
At the conference "Spring-Summer 2019", which Coral Travel tour operator held in Moscow, Turkish hoteliers noted that sales on the Russian market for the summer are not as intensive as they want. Some luxury hotels are ready to prolong the action of early booking.
Coral Travel has opened its new African destination
The tour operator continues to discover and develop exotic destinations in Africa. Following last year’s experiment with Gambia and after entering Tanzania this year, the company opened a sale of group tours to another African country.
Greece: flight programs of tour operators and prices for tours in summer 2019
We are going to speak about the summer plans of all the TOs for summer 2019 in Greece.
Coral Travel will have more winter Turkey
In the beginning of the winter season, Coral Travel will offer tourists more programs in Turkey and new resorts in this country. The winter Turkey of Coral Travel will grow mainly due to the programs in Antalya and Alanya. The tour operator launches the winter program to Alanya (Gazipasa airport) for the first time.
Coral Travel plans for the winter season
“As for the winter destinations, which were opened by the tour operator last year (the ski resort of Turkey Erciyes and Vietnamese island of Fukuok), the demand for them this year is much more active than in the past”, - stressed the top manager of Coral Travel Selcuk Bugai. In this regard, the company decided to increase the flight program to Fukuok and make it year-round.
Coral Travel operator summed up the summer season
Coral Travel operator informed about the most popular destinations in the summer 2018, its novelties and plans for the winter season. As a result of summer, the total increase of the company's volumes amounted up to 15%.in comparison with the last year. "The current year cannot be called simple, so not all the figures are with the plus sign.
Tour operators increased the size of agency fees
A number of tour operators have announced an increase of commissions for retail. So, until the end of July ANEX Tour increases the fee of sales up to 10%. Pegas Touristik launches a temporary action: +3% for a number of hotels. But Coral Travel decided to give everyone 9%. As it is noted by market participants, the average growth is 1-2%.
Which destinations will Coral Travel promote this summer?
In the summer season of 2018 Coral Travel will significantly expand the flight programs in four directions and increase the proportion of hotels with guaranteed quotas of rooms - in a number of countries - up to 94%. According to the company's data, in 2017 the total sales of package tours made by Coral Travel tour operator in Russia and abroad increased by 81% in comparison with 2016.
Coral Travel made an exclusive tour to Fukuok
Tour operator Coral Travel announced about launching of a direct charter program to Fukuok island (Vietnam) since the end of October from Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk. Sales of this direction have already begun. As reported in the company, direct charter flights from Moscow will start on October 23, from Ekaterinburg - on October 24, from Novosibirsk - on December 25 and from Irkutsk - on December 30.
Coral Travel has launched a winter charter program to Sri Lanka
The tour operator “Coral Travel” has launched a winter charter program from Moscow to Sri Lanka since October 31. “The flights will be performed every 10-13 days”, - the head of the company’s department of public relations Marina Makarkova reported to the portal "Interfax-Tourism".