In the summer 2019, TUI Russia tour operator plans to launch a charter program to the resorts of Albania.
Flights will be performed by Ural Airlines. The first flight will take place on June 18, the last - on August 22. Totally, eight flights are scheduled. Duration of tours is 9–10 nights. Tourists will be accommodated at the resorts of Shengjin, Durres, Vlora and Saranda. Tour price starts from 87,000 Rubles (1,157 Euros) for two persons in 3* hotel, BB.
Last summer TUI Russia has already attempted to open direct charters to Albania on the wings of Ural Airlines. However, the demand for the destination turned out lower than expected and the program was reduced to three flights, and after a bit of time it was abandoned. Tourists were transported to Albanian resorts through the airports of Montenegro (Tivat and Podgorica).
The tour operator expects that this year the demand for the destination will be higher and Albania will traditionally cancel visas for Russians on the eve of the summer season.
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.