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Flights and tourist traffic from Russia amidst pandemic (weekly update)
Flights and tourist traffic from Russia amidst pandemic (weekly update)
Croatia is opened for Russian tourists but not for all
Croatia is not yet in the list of priority countries for opening. Probably, Croatia will not see a huge Russian tourist flow this year.
Croatia is one of the first in Europe to open borders for Russians
Unlike other European countries, Croatia can open borders for Russian tourists in a month. However, Russian citizens can come to Croatia now.
Russian tourists interested in Croatian luxury villas
The Days of Croatian Tourism, held in Moscow this week, has confirmed the enormous amount of interest on the Russian market for what Croatia has to boast of in its rich tourist offer.
Tours to Croatia will become more accessible in the regions of Russia
Croatia this year feels more confident than in the past. And it can be assumed that Russian tourist flow in Croatia by the end of the season will grow by 15-20%.
Discounts for early booking of tours in Croatia and Montenegro amounted to 35%
Tour operators have opened early sales of tours to Croatia and Montenegro. The early booking action for the destination will last until the end of March 2020.
Croatia expands its offers of tours
The demand for Croatia exceeds the last year’s figures and Russian tourist flow to Croatia this year shows a positive trend
Tourist's flow to Croatia is stable because of friendly relations between countries
Last year, more than 122 000 Russian tourists visited Croatia, which is three percent more than it was recorded in the previous year, but at the same time, there was a drop in overnight stays made by Russians, by two percent.
ANEX Tour offers tours to Croatia by charter flights for the first time
The tour operator began its expansion in Croatia, in particular at the resorts of Istria. The blocks of seats on the charters of ANEX Tour, starting from June 1, are filled by 40%. The popular hotels in Porec and Umag with instant confirmation have appeared in the company's assortment.
Croatia expects the growth of Russian tourist traffic by 10% in 2019
Such data was announced in Moscow at the press conference “Croatia, full of life”, which was dedicated to the beginning of the new tourist season. It presented Croatia’s plans for increasing of the number of Russian tourists. In general, the increase in Russian tourist traffic in 2018 was very small, said Rajko Ruzicka, the head of the Croatian tourism office in Russia.
Tour operators pay tourists for the flight to Croatia
For the next dates of departure tours to Croatia from Moscow are available at prices of 18 thousand Rubles (245 Euros) for two persons. For such money it is realistic to buy a four-day tour to the Istrian peninsula and this is lower than the cost of air tickets to the direction. Weekly tour packages are little more expensive - from 14 thousand Rubles (191 Euros) per person.
There is a shift to the autumn season in demand for Croatia
The Russian tourist flow to Croatia for the first 6 months of 2018 grew by almost 7%. In the second part of the season-2018 tour operators expect a slight revival, noting some shift of demand to September. According to the tourism office of Republic of Croatia in Russia, 44 thousand Russians visited the country in January-June period (7% more than in the previous year), the number of nights amounted up to 250 thousand (+ 5% against the same period of 2017).
Croatia expects a 50% increase of the Russian tourist flow
Croatia plans to host 200 thousand Russian tourists in 2018. These expectations are supported by the increasing volume of tour operators in Croatia in the summer season 2018. The activity of early booking for a number of players exceeds the last year's indicators by 30-100% - tourists are trying to buy the hotels which will soon stand on the "stop."
The number of Russian tourists in Croatia increased by 11% in 2017
In 2018 Croatia intends to increase the flow of tourists from Russia by another 15%. To reach this goal the country will facilitate work with visas for tour operators and will spread advertising in Russia.
In the summer of 2018 the number of direct flights to Croatian resorts will increase
Following the results of 11 months of 2017, the Russian tourist flow to Croatia increased by 12%. In 2018 Croatia plans to increase these figures due to new flights: St. Petersburg will receive a new flight to Pula, and it is not excluded – Moscow will be connected with Split by summer charter.
ATOR: tour operators are waiting for the growth of tourist traffic to Croatia for the autumn season
“The demand for tours to Croatia for autumn season among Russians is higher than in the last year”, - reported the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the data of tour operators. The Croatian Tourism Office in Russia reported that from January to August, more than 108 thousand Russian tourists visited the country, the number of nights reached almost 800 thousand.
This summer Croatia is expecting 10-15% growth of tourist flow from Russia
“From January till May 2017 there is a positive dynamics of the tourist flow from Russian Federation to Croatia in comparison with the same period of 2016 - we see a significant increase of the number of nights - about 20%”, - said Raiko Ruzicka the Head of the tourist office of the Republic Croatia in Russia.
The demand for holidays in Croatia grew by 15-20% in Russia
“Sales of Croatia's tours for the summer season grew by 15-20% against the last year”, - reported the Press-secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina with reference to the data of tour operators. According to Natalia Ivanova the Director of the department of Russian Express tour operator, the increase in demand is connected with the growth of Ruble exchange rate, as well as with the fact that now Russians are more inclined to rest abroad than a year ago and try to plan their trips in advance to choose a certain hotel.
Croatia plans to increase the tourists flow from Russia to 200 thousand in 2017
“Croatia intends to increase the number of arriving Russian tourists to 200 thousand people in 2017”, - reports the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the Minister of Tourism of the country Gary Cappelli. During the round table in Moscow, the Minister said that Croatia aims to increase the tourists flow from Russia to 200 thousand people per year against 120 thousand people in 2016.
The tourist flow from Russia to Croatia has grew by 6% in 2016
“About 120 thousand Russians visited Croatia last year, which is 6% more than in 2015”, - according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), which is citing the data from the National Tourist Croatia. “Totally in 2016 Croatia was visited by about 16.35 million foreign visitors. The number of Russian tourists has increased for the first time after a decline of tourist traffic, which began in 2013”, the report said. The Russian tourists prefer Istria, as well as travelling to Kvarner, Rijeka and Dubrovnik. ATOR noted, that last year the number of Russians, who choose yachting in Croatia, has increased by 12%.
Croatia became more popular among Russian tour operators
The number of Russian tour operators who will send tourists to Croatia tripled compared to the last year, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), referring to the head offices of Tourism of Croatia Rajko Ruzicka. He, in particular, said that Coral Travel, PAC Group, Vedi tour group and Spectrum will offer summer tours to Croatia. In addition, the number of flights from Russian cities to the Croatian resorts increased by 1,5 times.
Croatia wants to develop economic, cultural ties with Russia
Russia remains one of Croatia’s most promising partners in economy, science and culture, Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said on Sunday. "We are interested in expanding economic, trade, scientific and technical cooperation with Russia", Pusic, who also serves as the first deputy prime minister, told TASS. "Economy is a high priority sphere", Pusic said. "Croatian companies are seeking cooperation with Russian firms.