This was announced during the press-breakfast in Moscow by the Director General of Intourist tour operator Viktor Topolkaraev. According to analysts of the company, in 2018 on the background of such stagnation, organized internal tourism will increase up to 7%.
The tour operator offers both package tours on the basis of daily scheduled flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Doha. The first flights started on September 15.
As the Executive Director of Intourist tour operator Sergey Tolchin said, the decision to enter the Qatari direction is caused by the need to "offer tourists a new product in the Middle East.
According to him, in Qatar Intourist plans to offer all kinds of recreation. At the first stage it will be beach and sightseeing tours as the most attractive products for tourists.
Subsidizing of charter flights from Russia to the Turkish side is the actual measure, but it does not help to keep the flow of tourists, if the exchange rate will continue to fall, Russian tour operators have reported to ATOR (Assosiation of Tour Operators of Russia)".