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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.
Russian tourists more often choose themed hotels
Russian tourists have become more likely to choose hotels with the themed concept of family or youth holidays, interest in them more than doubles every year.
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.
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.
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.
Winter season in Bulgaria promises to be more successful than last year
This winter Russian tour operators are talking about increased demand. Early bookings of tours to the ski resorts in Bulgaria, which were offered at a discount up to 30%, have finished successfully.
There is a growing demand for tours to winter Istanbul in Russia
Tour operators record an increase in demand for tours to Istanbul this winter season. Experts pay attention to an increase in the depth of sales of the destination for the New Year holidays up to three months.
Tour operators: demand for New Year's exotic is 15 times higher than for tours in the low season
The desire to spend the New Year on exotic islands is increasing among Russians despite on the economic situation. A lot of hotels offer accommodation for New Year dates on favorable conditions.
Tui Russia terminated a flight program to Sri Lanka
Tui Russia has changed the previously announced flight program to Colombo Airport.
What countries do Russian tourists with children choose for the New Year’s dates?
The tour operator Tui Russia has analyzed the demand for the New Year holidays and compiled a rating of tourist destinations where Russians plan to travel with their children.
Tour operators reported: how the early booking of tours for the winter is going
The rate of early booking of tours for the winter season - 2019/2020 is ahead of last year's figures. The tour operator Tez Tour currently records a 10-15% increase of sales.
Tour operators increase transportation in winter Israel
Israel has set the goal of increasing the number of tourists from Russia to 400 000 in 2019. Since the beginning of the year, the number of guests from Russia has grown by 4%, In accordance with this fact, tour operators increase transportation volumes in Israel.
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.
Tui Russia launches charters to Sri Lanka
The second major “charter player” has appeared on the Sri Lankan destination this winter season. The tour operator Tui Russia told details about its charter program for this island and hotel assortment in Sri Lanka.
Brokers informed about the priorities for TO stocks to buy
The pushing news for the poll was the information about Lilia Rodionova - the Russian new investor of Thomas Cook Group. And that was not the only news on the topic this summer. May be thanks to this fact 21% of the poll participants now also want to buy the stocks of this British group of companies.
TUI plans charter flights to Santa Clara, Cuba
The new charter flight program of TUI Russia in Santa Clara (Cuba) is approved by Russian Aviation Ministry. Also, the tour operator will sell tours for other two resorts based on these flights — Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Las Brujas. The duration of the tours is 10, 11 and 21 days. In total, in the winter season, the company intends to carry out 17 flights, which will transport up to 6,5 thousand tourists. According to TUI Russia report, IFly airline will perform the flights to the island of Santa Clara on A330 airplanes with capacity of 387 seats.
TUI tour operator launches charter program to Girona
On May 25, the first charter flight of TUI tour operator took place on the route Moscow - Girona (Spain). The flight program will be performed from Domodedovo on the wings of Ural Airlines on Wednesdays and Saturdays until September 21. Such a frequency of departures will allow to form tours of any duration - from 4 to 21 nights.
TUI Russia told about the agreement with AZUR air
Tour operator TUI Russia and the largest charter carrier of the Russian Federation - airline AZUR air, told about the cooperation in the summer season of 2019. The capacities of AZUR air will be extensively used by TUI on 6 destinations, flights are planned from 11 regions of Russia.
Greece: flight programs of tour operators and prices for tours in summer 2019
We are going to speak about the summer plans of all the TOs for summer 2019 in Greece.
TUI Russia announced plans for summer 2019
In 2019 TUI Russia plans to send 1.3 million tourists for holidays, increasing two times its volumes and number of departure regions in comparison with 2018. The charter programs of the tour operator will be carried out from more than 20 cities of Russia. By the end of 2018 TUI Russia had 700 thousand clients. The reality of these plans is also confirmed by the current rates of early booking. As the general director of TUI Russia Taras Demura explained, at the moment the tour operator has already sold up to 30% of the tours for the summer season.
In 2018 TUI Russia plans to send 650 thousand tourists to rest
“TUI Russia tour operator plans to send 650 thousand Russian tourists to rest in the summer season of 2018”, - said the representative of the company.
In 2017 OTI Group, TUI and Anex Tour operators served most of all Russian tourists in Turkey
“OTI Group (the holding which includes the Russian tour operator Coral Travel), TUI group and Anex Tour have served the most volume of Russian tourists in Turkey in 2017”, - reported the local Turizmdatabank portal. In comparison with 2016, TUI has ceded leadership to OTI Group, while Anex Tour rose from the sixth line of the rating to the third.
Tour operators TUI Russia and Mouzenidis Travel have created a joint tourist alliance to send Russians to Greece
“Tour operators TUI Russia and Mouzenidis Travel have created a strategic alliance in order to expand the range of offered programs in Greece”, - representatives of both companies said at a press conference on February 5. "TUI Russia up to now was focused on Crete and Corfu, Mouzenidis Travel has traditionally very strong positions in Northern Greece.
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.