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1. Flight program to the Dominican Republic in winter 2019/2020
The distinctive feature of winter 2019-2020 flight program to Dominican Republic is the appearance of the flights not only from the Russian capital, but also from several regional airports.
2. Flight program to Cuba in winter 2019/2020
The flights to Cuba are planned by 5 main Russian tour operators. They have chosen 6 different airports of Cuba as arrival points for the tourists. This wide spectrum of proposals will be an attractive moment for them. Some programs are planned for the whole year round. The table below shows the details of all the programs published by tour operators till now.
3. Tui Russia launches charters to Sri Lanka
The second major “charter player” has appeared on the Sri Lankan destination this winter season. The tour operator Tui Russia told details about its charter program for this island and hotel assortment in Sri Lanka.
4. 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.
5. Interest of Russians to Sri Lanka has increased after visa cancellations
The interest of Russian tourists in holidays in Sri Lanka has grown significantly due to lower prices in hotels and the abolition of visas. Tourist flow is recovering from the April attacks on the island.
6. Tour operators join forces to load charters to Jordan
The package tours for holidays in Jordan have appeared in the booking systems of tour operators Tui Russia and Anex Tour. The program begin in late October and end in early May.
7. 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.
8. Anex Tour started to sell package tours to Qatar
Tours to Qatar from Anex Tour will be based on blocks of seats on direct scheduled flights Moscow - Doha of Qatar Airways. Thus, package offers of the tour operator will be more profitable when booking directly.
9. Anex Tour for the first time launches charter flights to Jordan
Tour operator Anex Tour for the first time offers tours to Jordan with charter transportation in the autumn-winter season of 2019. So, the tour operator became the fourth mass player on this destination.
10. Spain is in TOP-3 destinations for Russians
In January-June 2019, the tourist flow from Russia to Spain grew by 13,2%. In the summer season, sales of tours to this country show double-digit dynamics. Tour operators connect this fact both with stability of the exchange rate in the first two summer months and the expansion of the range of their own tour product.
11. Flight programs to Italy: when demand meets expectations
Summer 2019, most Russian tour operators do not arrange charter flights to Italy, limiting themselves by blocks of seats on regular flights. Charters, as regular, fly only to Rimini, Calabria, and Sicily. Flight programs start in June and are scheduled mainly till October. In the summer of 2019, tour operators fly to 9 Italian airports. The largest volume of transportation is for the beach of Rimini. In addition to Moscow, the list of regional points of departure includes St. Petersburg (Rimini and Catania) and Ekaterinburg (Rimini).
12. Anex Tour starts cruises business
Anex Tour (the Turkish tour operator) officially announced that the company is starting a cruise business buying the first cruise ship in its history. The cruise product of Anex Tour will be offered on the Russian market.
13. Anex Tour offers ski packages in Andorra
In the middle of last month, Anex Tour opened sales for the winter season in Spain and Andorra. Due to the low prices, the destination is in high demand at the stage of early sales.
14. Jordan is an attractive destination for Russian TO
The new destination has appeared in the booking systems of TUI Russia and ANEX Tour operators. These packages are for Jordan. The program will start at the end of October till the beginning of May. Ural airlines will carry tourists to Aqaba.
15. Tour operators will increase the number of charter flights to Sri Lanka
ANEX Tour operator will increase the number of flights to Sri Lanka. The departures from Moscow are scheduled twice a week since October 26, from Yekaterinburg – each 13 night. Transportation from St. Petersburg is added for the first time - once in 12 nights. “The past season has shown excellent results, in connection with this fact it was decided to expand the flight program,” the tour operator informed.
17. Tour operators launch new charters to Phu Quoc Island
The Vietnamese destination in the winter season of this year will grow. This is evidenced by the plans of two players on the destination - tour operators ANEX Tour and Coral Travel.