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Austria may soon open for Russian tourists
The Austrian authorities hope for an early resumption of Russian tourist flow to the country.
The headquarters has opened eight new countries
The operational headquarters informed on the opening of air links with eight new countries. Once again, either little-demanded or closed for tourists destinations are opened. The number of flights to Egypt and Greece has increased.
Flights to Vienna are opened for Russians
S7 Airlines announced the start of flights from Moscow to Vienna. The first flights are planned from December 27.
Austria lifts ban on flights with Russia
From August 1, Austria will lift the ban on regular flights from 18 foreign countries, including Russia. It may become a signal event for the European Commission, which has extended the ban on flights with Russia until the end of August.
Austria opens air gates to Russia in July
The national Austrian carrier Austrian Airlines at the end of last week announced the start of a flight program to Russia. In particular, from July 1, the airline’s schedule includes flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Vienna.
Russian Foreign Ministry called the conditions for the resumption of tourist trips to abroad
The Russian Foreign Ministry published a review of the plans of various states to cancel the restrictions imposed due to the situation with the pandemic.
The most popular destinations for the New Year holidays among Russians
The list of popular destinations for winter holidays from Tez Tour includes China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt, Spain, Austria, Italy and Andorra.
Tour operators note a significant increase of sales of winter Austria
According to preliminary data from the Austrian side, following the results of 2017 the number of arrivals of Russian tourists to Austria amounted 338 thousand (+ 24.1%). As reported in the Austrian Tourism Office in Moscow, the number of nights of Russian visitors increased by 18.3% - up to 1,156,000 nights.
RusLine airline will launch flights from Belgorod to Vienna on December 24
“From December 24, 2017 RusLine airline will begin to perform regular flight program Belgorod – Vienna”, - informed the press service of Belgorod airport. Flights will be carried out on Wednesdays and Sundays by CRJ-200 airplane with 50 seats. Departure from Belgorod is planned at 7:25, arrival to Vienna - at 10:15; departure from Vienna - at 11:15, arrival to Belgorod - at 14:05 (all time is Moscow).
The tourists flow from Russia to Austria grew by a third
“The number of Russians night stay in Austria increased by 32% in May-July”, - in comparison with the same period of the last year, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the data of Austrian representative office of tourism in Russia. "Based on this dynamic, the prospects for the upcoming winter season are quite optimistic. Especially, the winter period in Austria is considered as "high" for the Russian market”, - the report said.
Russians returned to Austria
The Russian tourist flow to Austria is rising again, which is very pleased for the representatives of local tourist business. "The number of Russian tourists began to grow since the end of 2016. Six months ago we started offering audio guides to visitors from Russia and this service became very popular. In addition, more and more Russian visitors are buying the Vienna Pass, a card that allows you to visit museums and other sights of Vienna free of charge or by discount, as well as to use public transport", - said representative of the Department of Tourism of Vienna Museum of Natural History Wolfgang Taygner.
S7 Airlines will perform flights to Vienna since March 26
“S7 Airlines will launch regular flights Moscow - Vienna - Moscow in the summer schedule 2017”, the press service of the company reports. The direct flights from Moscow airport "Domodedovo" to Vienna, the company will perform since March 26, 2017. Departure time from Moscow is 15:00, arriving to Vienna at 17:00 of local time.
Austrian Aviation authorities asked to stop selling tickets of "Pobeda" airlines company to Vienna.
“The Aviation authorities of Austria unhappy with the fact that the Russian airline company "Pobeda" (a group of "Aeroflot") sells tickets for destination Moscow - Vienna without direct air flights license in this direction” – reported the Federal Air Transport Agency. It concerns the special service of "Pobeda" - Fly & Bus.
Austria Misses Russians
For many years, Austria's ski resorts have been one of the most popular with Russian visitors. But this year, a significant drop in the tourist flow from Russia has been recorded. Among reasons for that are the economic recession and the unfavorable rouble-euro exchange rate. According to Austrian Statistical Office's data, the number of Russian guests in the country's mountain hotels has gone down by almost 28%.