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Europe is waiting for Russian tourists this year
In order to quickly restore tourist flow from Russia, European countries thought about easing the visa regime. The most active in this matter are the European countries, which GDP largely depends on the tourism sector.
Destination Analysis: Italy
Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. The secret of Italy’s success is simple: a great beach holiday in the Mediterranean, a super-rich excursion program, ski resorts and, of course, shopping. Another point of the Italian program is a very high-quality, not cheap, treatment at thermal SPA, as well as gastronomic and wine tours.
Destination Analysis: Regions of Italy - Milan, Apulia, Basilicate
The Milan metropolis or “Greater Milan” in northern Italy includes the city of Milan, the administrative center of the Lombardy region, and 10 Lombard provinces with a total population of about 9 million people. It is the fifty-fourth largest metropolis in the world.
Russia limits all air travel to Italy, Germany, France and Spain
Russia is imposing restrictions on air transportation to Italy, Germany, France, and Spain.
Aeroflot cancels a number of flights to China, Korea, Vietnam and Italy due to reduced demand
Aeroflot reduces the number of flights to China, South Korea, Vietnam and Italy in March due to lower demand from passengers, the company said.
Ural Airlines suspends flights to Italy
Ural Airlines announced the suspension of a number of flights to Italy. The Airline explains these measures in its statement by the “unfavorable epidemiological situation” in Italy.
Pobeda airline will reduce flights to Italy until May due to falling demand
Pobeda Airlines (part of the Aeroflot Group) will reduce the frequency of flights to Italy until May 2020 due to falling demand in this area.
TOP-5 most popular spring sightseeing destinations in Europe among Russians
Tour operators have named the TOP-5 of the best-selling European destinations this spring.
Demand for ski Italy in Russia grew by 30%
The demand for Italian ski resorts this year met all the expectations of tour operators. In December, more than 60% of tour packages planned for the winter season was sold. The popularity of the destination among Russian tourists-skiers has grown by 25-30%.
Official data. Statistics of the departure of Russians abroad in 2019
According to the Border Service, in 2019, Russian citizens made 48 072 285 trips in 176 foreign countries and territories. This is 7,9% more than in 2018 (44 551 092).
Tour operators summed up the first results of early booking in Italy
Early booking of tours to Italy for the summer 2020 season is undergoing. Market players say that now they can note that the new season will show a tangible increase in organized tourist flow.
BitMilano 2020 is open
Milan, February 2020 – The countdown is on for BitMilano 2020, the only Italian trade fair to propose the multi-target b2b and b2c formula, on 9 February when it will open to travellers; on 10 and 11 February entry will be reserved for professionals of the industry only.
My Home in Como Experience
Lake Como, also known as Lario, is the third-largest lake of glacial origin in northern Italy, at over 400 metres deep. Lake Como is well known worldwide for its villas by the shore, the away-from-it-all little villages and the snow-capped mountainous hinterland. The most visited spot is the city of Como, located on the lake’s western branch: with tourists coming from all over the world to visit the Lake and its surroundings, short-term holiday rentals have become extremely popular.
Russian tourists named the countries they like to return to
Independent Russian travelers named the countries in which they like to return most of all, Turkey was the leader.
BitMilano 2020: just two months to go to the exhibition's 40th anniversary edition
Consulate of Italy announced five-year Schengen visas for Russians
In 2020, after the new rules came into force, Russian tourists traveling to Italy will be able to count on receiving five-year Schengen visas.
Leading Destination from Russia in 2019: Turkey is unbeatable, Italy is the second
Turkey has become an almost year-round holiday destination for Russians. By the end of the year the country will host about 6 million Russians.
ATOR announced preliminary results of 2019
ATOR has announced preliminary results of 2019 based on the statistics for the three quarters of this year.
Independent tourists prefer Germany, Italy and Thailand for the New Year
Tourists, independently traveling abroad for the New Year’s date, favor this year Germany, Italy and Thailand. The TOP-5 also includes Spain and France.
For the first time charters to Brindisi will appear in Russia
With opening of the new charters program to Brindisi, it is planned that more than 4 000 of Tui tourists will be able to have holidays at the resorts of Puglia in the upcoming summer season.
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.
Italy rapidly rises in the ranking of preferences of the Russians
For 9 months of this year, Italy showed a significant growth of the number of departures among Russian tourists. In 2019 the destination has increased in volumes by 22,3% for this period.
Demand for skiing tours in Italy has increased
According to market participants, the volume of sales of ski tours in Italy increased by an average of 15-20% in annual terms. Tour operators see the reasons for this surge in demand both in the changed consumer behavior of Russians and in the expanded assortment of tours.
Tour operators note increased demand for tours in November
In mid-October tour operators named the most popular destinations for the November holidays. At the peak of popularity are Turkey, the UAE, Cyprus, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Cuba.