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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.
Moscow stand is one of the Very Best Stands Recognized at WTM 2019
The most imaginative and eye-catching stands at 40th WTM London have been announced, with Moscow, Brazil, Cape Town and Indonesia among the winners. The winner of the ‘Best Stand Design’ award was Moscow City Tourism Committee, which was praised for its “bright colorful use of glass panels and use of virtual reality”.
Intourist apologized to its agents
24.09.2019 Intourist Russian tour operator gathered its agents from St. Petersburg on the closed seminar. The TO representative apologized for the negative informational situation connected with Thomas Cook bankruptcy. The seminar was arranged to calm the agents and to confirm all the declared plans of Intourist for winter season.
23 UNWTO general assembly was held in Russia
The world’s main tourist event –World Tourism Organization General Assembly was held during 09-13 September in Russia this year and tourism ministers and officials all over the world took part in it. There were 2150 participants from the travel industry from 138 countries in Saint-Petersburg.
Thai players do not agree with official statistics of decreasing tourist flow from Russia
Thai players do not agree with statistics, according to which the number of tourists traveling to Thailand is declining. In particular, basing on the estimates of the Thai tourism office, in the first six months of this year, the number of tourists from Russia decreased by 3%, but the Kingdom hopes to host 1,5 million people, as last years.
Sletat gathered more than 100 travel agents on annual party in Saint-Petersburg
Saint Petersburg the traditional annual party of Sletat.ru travel agencies took place. Sletat.ru held a huge costume ball in honor of upcoming 5 year anniversary of the franchises. More than 100 heads of offices, key partners and Management of Sletat.ru were brought together in «Palma» Mansion of the Society, an ancient building in the heart of Northern capital of Russia.
Why dynamic pricing will transform travel distribution
Smarter pricing structures will allow travel brands to create more relevant prices for their customers, boosting revenue and loyalty, finds a new report. Pricing within the travel industry is evolving to match consumers and what they are willing to pay far more accurately as a result of a better understanding of impacting variables and more ability to deploy granular prices across distribution networks.
OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market to host a series of B2B marketing events for exhibitors
Moscow, Russia – Organizers of the OTDYKH Leisure Trade Fair are offering a range of unmissable B2B marketing events for exhibitors to partake in at the OTDYKH 2019 expo, which takes place this year, 10-12 September. This comes at a time where live events are proven to be especially important for B2B professionals when it comes to increasing brand awareness and customer engagement.
Russian tourists are willing to spend 50 thousand Rubles and more during vacation
A quarter of Russian tourists are ready to spend for vacations from 50 to 100 thousand Rubles (688 – 1,376 Euros). At the same time, the number of those who will to save money during holidays has decreased. But tourists up to now have to save money for the long-awaited vacation. Such data was presented by the Momondo service.
Thomas Cook buys 100% of Biblio-Globus with payments under the scheme 10 + 10 + profit up to $ 150 million
The company Thomas Cook Group plc buys 100% of the tour operator Biblio-Globus. Not at all "for a penny" and not even for $ 10 million, as some publications, including the federal media, wrote. The deal was concluded on Friday, March 22.
March 9 will be a round table " Tourism for the older generation: challenges and opportunities»
At the round table at #Intourmarket we discuss with Dear Novichenkova, Director of marketing and communications Ipsos, the preferences of the older generation in tourism. We present to your attention an interesting study from Ipsos-a global research company.
Singapore Airlines three times was named the "Best Asian Airline" in Russia and the CIS
Only a third of travel agencies note decrease in sales of tours
19.9% of Moscow travel agencies, that took part in the traditional marketing research of BANKO Service, noted that their sales of tours fell insignificantly over last summer season. Another 14.4% showed a significant negative dynamics. The questionnaire was conducted in late August - early September.
SIFT Sochi International Forum for Tourism
Since 22 till 23 of November 2018 the International Tourism Forum SIFT will be held in city-resort Sochi, which is considered to be one of the most important business platform in Russia of the domestic and inbound tourism as well. Location: Sochi city, the Adler-Arena, the Imeretinskaya Valley.
RossTour will announce the termination of the tour operator’s activity
RossTour Company plans to complete the work of the tour operator but continue to play as tourist agency. This was announced by the company's general director Alexander Nedopolts. According to the head of RossTour, the company plans to announce the termination of the tour operator’s activity on Friday, October 5, or Monday, October 8.
Raduga Travel tour operator announces termination of activities
“Raduga Travel tour operator announced the termination of activities due to the inability to fulfill its obligations under contracts for the sale of tourist products”, - it follows from a notice published on the company's website.
Resorts of southern Russia reduce prices for summer holidays
In 2018 the accommodation facilities of the Crimea, Krasnodar Territory, as well as Abkhazia did not raise prices. On the contrary, some hotels reduced the cost of accommodation up to 20%. This affected the average cost of tours, but the forecasts for an organized tourist flow for this season are not very bright.
Matreshka Tour plans to start payments this week
Matreshka Tour operator is selling off assets for making payments to tourists, whose tours were canceled in the winter season. The tour operator Aurora BG has been sold, negotiations are underway to sell the retail network. On Friday it became known that the St. Petersburg company Aurora BG changed the owner.
The demand of Russian business tourists for flying abroad increased by 19% in 2017
"Demand for flights abroad grew by 19% mainly due to the employees of pharmaceutical companies, which began to fly abroad on business trips 31% more often. The representatives of this sector most significantly increased the number of flights to Prague and Amsterdam, where broad scale business events were held in 2017 year.
TUI will invest in Russia
TUI Russia and CIS tour operator will open its representative offices in four other regions of the Russian Federation, increase the number of retail stores by one third and almost double the number of offering destinations. The tour operator TUI Russia and the CIS plans to strengthen its positions on the Russian tourism market in the next five years.
Experts: a third of self-traveling Russians went abroad in the summer of 2017
The share of foreign travel among all trips of Russians in the summer of 2017 increased by 32%, according to the analysis of tickets search resource Aviasales. "In the summer of 2016 the share of air travel in Russia amounted 80% of the total number of bookings, this year the ratio of domestic and international flights is 68% and 32% respectively".
ATOR: the reason for the suspension of Ted Travel tour operator’s activity was active dumping
On its website tour operator Ted Travel announced on August 24 about the termination of activities due to the inability to fulfill its obligations for tourists and customers. “The reason for the suspension of the activities was the sale of tours at prices below the market average”, - the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) reported on Friday.
Tour operators noticed the revival of demand for tours to Europe from the cities of Siberia
“Demand for tours to Europe from the cities of Siberia began to grow after a serious recession”, - reported the publication of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (RCT) Rata News, citing data from representatives of the tourist industry. “This summer, for the first time after a serious recession, the regional tourist industry marks a noticeable revival of demand for Europe.
Mosturflot will begin to carry out cross-border cruises in the Caspian Sea in 2019
“The Russian cruise company Mosturflot will launch the first cross-border cruises in the Caspian Sea including Baku in 2019”, - informs the publication of "Vestnik ATOR". "The first trans-Caspian cruises on the newest Russian ship will start in 2019. The ports of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and, possibly, Turkmenistan will be the points of visit.