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Russia is in TOP-20 destinations for Chinese travellers
Trip.com Group and UnionPay International, have jointly published the “2019 Chinese Outbound Travel Consumption Report”. The report, combining big data derived from outbound travel product orders and overseas bank card transactions by Chinese nationals provides insights into the cross-border travel consumption trends of Chinese travellers. According to the statistics from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Chinese nationals made more outbound travel expenditures than travellers from any other country, with total consumption reaching US$ 127.5 billion. January — November 2019 Travel Report, top 20 destinations for Chinese travellers are: Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, USA, Cambodia, Philippines, Russia, Australia, Italy, UAE, Turkey, France, UK,Myanmar, Maldives, Germany, and New Zealand.
Hainan Airlines to transport tourists from Moscow to Hainan
Chinese airline Hainan Airlines will open regular flights between Moscow and the resort island of Hainan. This will add attractiveness to the island and encourage the growth of tourist flow.
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.
Thailand is the leader in the Asian destinations
The representatives of tourist retailers reported the information about the most popular destinations of the beginning of the autumn-winter season. Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam became the leaders in the Asian destinations.
Hainan will offer the Turkish version of All Inclusive for Russians
Starting next year, a number of hotels on the Chinese island of Hainan will offer All Inclusive catering system. It is planned that firstly this type of catering system will be offered in 4-5* hotels, and then it will be extended among 3* hotels.
The tension around Chinese island is increasing
The big flight program from all the main tourist centers has been planned to Hainan by Russian tour operators for this winter season. Some of them are on the “low start” now. But the news about cancellation have also appeared.
One more ciry from the south has got the flight to Sanya
Platov international airport in Rostov-on-Don expands the geography of the international flights. The press service of the airport informs that in the upcoming season Azur Air company plans to fulfiil the flights to Chinese island Hainan. The destination is Sanya resort.
New flight from Kazan to Harbin
27.09.2019 the press service of Kazan international airport informed that Ural airlines are going to fulfill the flight program from Tatarstan capital to Chinese Harbin- the most “Russian” Chinese city.
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
The demand for Hainan increased by 33,8%
The flight programs of tour operators to Hainan are significantly expanded, the demand for this resort has increased up to 338%.
First Chinese destination will be available from Southern part of Russia
Krasnodar international airport press service reports that Azur Air (which is affiliated with Anex Tour) plans to start flight program to Hainan island to Sanya international airport on Boeing 767-300 since 27.10.19 till 22.03.2020. The air craft can take on board 336 passengers.
Two-fold increase in air transportation from Russian cities to Hainan
The market will see a two fold increase in air transportation from Russian cities to Hainan in the winter season. At the same time, the volume of reservations from a number of players does not exceed last year's figures. Experts do not exclude that tour operators will have to actively stimulate demand using special offers.
Chinese tourists to spend $1,1bn in Russia this year
A Russian travel association uniting some 200 companies working with the Chinese tourism market, said on Sunday it expects Chinese tourists to spend more than 72 billion rubles ($1.1 billion) in Russia in 2019.
Taipei is coming to Russian travel market starting with Leisure Trade Fair in Moscow
ITE HCMC held its first show in 2005 with two international pavilions from Thailand and Cambodia, 43 buyers, and 86 booths. Most of the exhibitors were local enterprises. Today, it has grown to become the largest and most established travel event in Vietnam and the Mekong sub-region. In 2019 more than 350 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors are expected, with 250 international buyers, 50 outbound Vietnamese buyers, and a record number of 40 hosted media. To celebrate its 15th year milestone, the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) is introducing a bundle of new features and special highlights to make the annual event an even more spectacular one for the expected record-high attendance.
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.
10 years of flights to China
On the 5-th of July 2019 the anniversary flight to the capital of China took place from the Russian airport Kolzovo (Ekaterinburg). That was ten years ago when “Ural Airways” fulfilled the 1-st flight from Ekaterinburg to Beijing. This regular flight started in 2009 was strategic for the economic relations strengthening between Ural region and China.
The demand for beach holidays in China increased four times among Russians in the summer of 2019
Outbound tourist flow in the I quarter of 2019: where did the Russians rest in winter
Russia and China will sign a new agreement on visa-free regime in 2019
“Russia and China will sign a new intergovernmental agreement on visa-free group tourist trips in 2019,” told Oleg Safonov, the head of Rostourism. He also noted that the negotiation process on intergovernmental agreement is in the final stage. In accordance with the new agreement, the minimum number of "visa-free" tourist group will be reduced from five to three people - this is done to encourage family tourism.
What happens to the flight programs to Hainan
The flight programs to Hainan from Russia continue to change. RusTour operator announced cancellation of the chain from Moscow to Sanya from October 6, 2018 and widening of the regional program. As stated in the message of RusTour operator, "the reduction of the flight program is connected with an increase of the cost of air transportation on this direction".