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What tour operators sent more tourists to Antalya in 2019
Antalya continues to sum up the tourist results of the past year. Experts draw attention to the fact that the tourist destination in 2019 did not reach the target of 16 million tourists.
Pegas Touristik launches charters on Samui from another city
The fourth city of departure from Russia has been added to the flight program of Pegas Touristik tour operator to the Thai island of Samui. The direct flight tours have already been calculated and are available in the online booking system of the tour operator.
Summer 2020: Kazan will actively fly to Heraklion
Tour operators began to arrange flight programs from Kazan for the new season. Among the most noticeable changes compared 2019 are increasing of flights to the capital of Crete.
Pegas Touristik plans to launch charters in Koh Samui from several more cities
In February 2020, Pegas Touristik will add to three cities new departure points to Koh Samui. Russian tourist flow to the island may grow this winter by 600%.
Tour operators have cut regional flight programs to the UAE
Pegas Touristik and Coral Travel tour operators will optimize the flight programs to Dubai from Saratov ahead of schedule. On the websites of suppliers the last available flight to Dubai from Saratov was dated January 2.
Pegas Touristik direct charters in Koh Samui caused an excitement in the market
At the end of this year, the charter program of Pegas Touristik in Koh Samui will start. Charters from Russia will fly to this region of Thailand for the first time - prices start from 564 Euros per person per tour.
In November charters loading to Zanzibar reach 85%
This year, Pegas Touristik and Anex Tour were replaced on the destination by the tour operator Biblio-Globus. The tour operator’s own flight program on boards of Rossia Airlines was launched on October 27 and will last until the end of March.
Resorts of Aegean coast in Turkey show explosive demand
The demand for the Aegean coast among Russians this year has increased significantly and continues to grow. The data of Russian tour operators convincingly indicate a certain diversification of the dynamics of Russian tourist demand of Turkey.
The tourist season in India began with minimal prices
The minimum prices for holiday tours to India are comparable to the cost of air tickets to the destination. Experts see the reason of the situation in the specifics of India as a tourist destination.
Nordwind prematurely terminates flights to Jamaica
The tour operator Pegas Touristik will complete the winter flight program to Jamaica earlier than scheduled. Nordwind's charter flights will last until mid-January, not until the end of March 2020, as originally planned.
Flight program to Jamaica will be finished in January 2020
One more Carribean destination, Jamaica will be presented on the Russian market in winter season 2020. Pegast Touristik is the only Russian tour operator ordering charter program to Jamaica (Montego Bay international airport) in coperation with Nord Wind air company from Sheremetyevo international airport.
Tour operators have to respond to high demand for Antalya
Tour operators have to respond to high demand for Antalya with additional flights. Pegas Touristik increased the existing flight program in Antalya.
Flight program to the Dominican Republic in winter 2019/2020
The distinctive feature of winter 2019-2020 flight program to Dominican Republic is the appearance of the flights not only from the Russian capital, but also from several regional airports.
Flight program to Cuba in winter 2019/2020
The flights to Cuba are planned by 5 main Russian tour operators. They have chosen 6 different airports of Cuba as arrival points for the tourists. This wide spectrum of proposals will be an attractive moment for them. Some programs are planned for the whole year round. The table below shows the details of all the programs published by tour operators till now.
Tour operators announced winter flight programs to Thailand
The tour operators, working on the destination, have arranged flight programs for the winter season 2019-2020 (from October 2019 to May 2020). The upcoming winter season promises to be difficult for the destination, experts do not expect a significant increase in demand, but, however, do not predict a serious decline.
Flight program to Mexico in winter 2019/2020
Three Russian tour operators start flight programs to Mexico for the winter season. Pegast Touristik starts its flight program to Cancun on 27.08.2019 with Nord Wind air company. Coral Travel flies to Cancun with Royal Flight (RL 7581/82) on Boeing 777-300 ER from Vnukovo. Anex Tour flies to Cancun with Azur Air all year round on Boeing 777-300 ER twice a week.
Tour operators decrease number of flights to Turkey from Tatarstan
Tour operators continue to cut flight programs to Turkey from Tatarstan. As Kazan travel agents reported, Coral Travel and Pegas Touristic tour operators have canceled one flight. In addition, Pegas Touristic also changed the boards to Antalya to smaller ones: instead of Boeing-777, the flights will be performed by Airbus A321. Thus, if in May and the beginning of June, the supplier sent 2300-2500 people a week to Antalya, now only 1,870 seats are planned to use.
Pegas Touristik has canceled the flight program to Egypt
Pegas Touristik tour operator stopped selling package tours to resorts in Egypt with a departure after June 9. This follows from the data of the online booking system on the company's website. “The flight program to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada was completely closed,” told Anna Podgornaya, the company's CEO.
Tour operators increased the size of agency fees
A number of tour operators have announced an increase of commissions for retail. So, until the end of July ANEX Tour increases the fee of sales up to 10%. Pegas Touristik launches a temporary action: +3% for a number of hotels. But Coral Travel decided to give everyone 9%. As it is noted by market participants, the average growth is 1-2%.
Pegas Fly has got permission for flights from Crimea to Antalya
The Rosaviatsia’s website has published permission for scheduled and charter international flights. If the permits are unleashed, new regular flights will fly from various cities of Russia to the UAE, China, Italy, Greece and Turkey - including from the Crimea.
Pegas Touristik added regions to the charter program to Samui
The tour operator Pegas Touristik, after the successful launch of Nordwind Airlines charter program to the Thai Surat Thani airport on February 14, plans to start flights from Khabarovsk.