The demand for educational and beach tours to Malta is growing in Russia
In the summer season of 2019 the volume of direct flights to Malta will increase. Tour operators talk about the growth in demand for organized segment on the destination, and tourists who want to send their children on educational tours to Malta should hurry.
According to the Maltese Tourism Board, in the summer months, there will be six flights a week from Russia to Malta.
Since the beginning of April 2019 Air Malta has already operated three flights a week from Sheremetyevo Airport on Wednesdays and weekends. Also, from June 10 another flight will be added on Mondays. Thus, the national carrier will perform 4 flights a week from Moscow to Malta.
Air Malta will fly from Valletta to St. Petersburg: the direct flights will be operated twice a week (on Thursdays and Sundays) until the end of September.
According to the information of tour operators, the demand for Malta has increased in the season-2019, which, according to tour operators, is mainly due to the relative stability of Ruble.
Direct transportation stimulates the demand on the destination: the tour operators’ tariffs, which are offered by almost all leading players on the destination, and convenient slots of departures make it possible to form tours of any length at attractive prices. For example, Intourist tour operator offers a three-day tour to Malta by the price of only 430 Euros per person, including air flight and accommodation in a 3* hotel.
According to Intourist specialists, sales of tours to Malta for the summer of 2019 increased by 15% in annual terms, and the Russian Express tour operator increased by 10%. Basically, Intourist booked a beach holiday (75% of all sales on the destination), in the top demand are trips in July and August, but there are orders for September-October.
PAC Group reported about an increasing of bookings for spring and summer; excursion and educational tours are mostly booked.
The cost of a two-week educational tour to Malta in the "high" season starts from 150 thousand Rubles (2,079 Euros). This price includes accommodation, meals, airfare, insurance, transfers, support, training and entertainment activities in English.
In addition, children can enjoy excursions to the neighboring picturesque islands of Gozo and Comino, trips to sandy beaches, walks around Valletta and Mdina, visits to the Maltese Knights show and water park.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.