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Flights and tourist traffic from Russia amidst pandemic (everyday update)
Flights and tourist traffic from Russia amidst pandemic
Russia to extend UK flight suspension until February 1
The anti-coronavirus crisis center has decided to keep flights to and from the United Kingdom suspended. In order to protect public health, the suspension has been extended until 11:59 pm on February 1, 2021.
Russia extends suspension of flights with Great Britain
Russia is extending the suspension of flights with the UK until January 12, 2021.
Russia suspended air traffic with UK starting Dec 22
Russia suspended the air traveling to and from the United Kingdom for a week from December 22 in view of a new coronavirus strain appeared there
Aeroflot received no instructions to suspend flights to Britain
Aeroflot has not received instructions from the government headquarters to suspend flights with the UK.
Biblio-Globus will invest 46 million Euros in a subsidiary travel company in the UK
The tour operator Biblio-Globus decided to bring its subsidiary Biblio Travel to the UK tourism market and will allocate 46 million Euros for its development.
Wizz Air returns to Moscow after Covid-19 suspension
Wizz Air has confirmed the restart of its London Luton flights to Moscow and since August 19, the carrier has resumed regular flights from St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport to the United Kingdom.
Ural Airlines launches Domodedovo flights to London Stansted
Russia’s Ural Airlines launched its first-ever flight from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (DME) to London Stansted Airport (STN). This new service will provide convenient and cost-effective direct access to Moscow from London Stansted for the very first time.
Ural Airlines will fly from Moscow to London
Ural Airlines will fly from Moscow to London since December 20 with frequency four times a week.
The demand for VIP-vacation in the UK has increased among Russian tourists
British hoteliers have said that this year the demand for expensive accommodation in England has increased from Russian tourists. Tour operators, working on the destination, confirm: tourists want more “premium” here. The Russian tourist flow to Britain is stable this year: both sightseeing and educational tours are in demand, and also authorial tours to the little-known places in the UK are on the good level.
Wizz Air starts operation in Russia
Wizz Air UK announced two news services from its London Luton base to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg. Flights on the Moscow route will launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily. The St Petersburg route, on which Wizz Air UK will be the sole British operating carrier, will also launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily. Fares on both routes start from just £25.99 (One way including all taxes and non-optional charges). This is the first time that Wizz Air will connect its low-fare UK network with Russia’s two largest and most vibrant cities.
More companies sign up to the WTM Agency Pavilion
More companies from the media, PR and marketing sector have signed up to be part of WTM London’s exciting new WTM Agency Pavilion. The WTM Agency Pavilion is a first for WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry. It’s a dedicated area right next to the WTM International Media Centre, where PR and marketing professionals can promote their services.
The Russian tourist flow to the UK almost reached pre-crisis levels
In 2012 Britain, according to the Office of National Statistics of the Government of United Kingdom, was visited by 227 thousand Russians, in 2013 - 191 thousand, the peak was in 2014 - 227 thousand arrivals from Russia. Then the recession began in 2015 - 139 thousand arrivals of the citizens of Russian Federation were registered, in 2016 - 132 thousand.
The flow of tourists from Russian Federation to United Kingdom grew by almost 50% in 2017
“In the first half of 2017, 118 thousand tourists from Russia visited UK, which is 48% more than in the same period of the last year”, - it was told at the national tourist office VisitBritain. According to the office, spending of Russian tourists in UK from January to June 2017 amounted 97 million pounds, which is 82% higher than in the first half of 2016.
WTM has announced the 12 finalists in the 2017 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards
Ali Mikailov Director of sales management of TUI Russia said about this on Wednesday, October 4. According to him, the minimum commission from October 2017 will be 7%, the maximum - 11%. He explained this decision with the desire to make the agency's policy of the company as transparent as possible, having canceled the best price and promo tariffs.
ATOR: prices for tours from Russia to the UK decreased by 10-15%
“The cost of tours to the UK for Russian tourists has decreased by 10-15%”, - said the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR) on Friday. The average cost of tours to the UK in rubles decreased by 10-15% in February against the same period of the last year ", - reported in the statement.
WTM London 2016 Facilitates a Record £2.8 Billion in Travel Industry Deals
World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £2.8 billion in travel and tourism industry deals. Independent research among World Travel Market London’s exhibitors reveals WTM London 2016 will generate business deals together worth a massive £2,769,415,491 – either through contracts signed at the event or from negotiations with WTM Buyers’ Club members, which will lead to deals signed before WTM 2017.
WTM London 2016: The Most Successful Ever With A record 51,500 Participants
World Travel Market London 2016 was the most successful ever with a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the event’s 37 year history.
"Aeroflot" will twice increase flights to London this winter
“Airline company "Aeroflot" almost double increase the frequency of flights from Moscow to London this winter”, - said the carrier in a statement. The number of flights will increase from current 18 to 32 flights a week. This is due to the opening of the flights to the second most important airport of London - Gatwick.
India is WTM London 2016’s Premier Partner
World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce India Tourism as its Premier Partner as it looks to promote the diverse tourism product the country offers.