Tour operators are increasing the Vietnam’s volumes using Fukuoka and regions
Vietnam demonstrates an increase of demand during the early booking period of the winter season 2018 - 2019. The leaders are the tours for New Year holidays, Nha Trang and the island of Fukuok, charters for which two tour operators already have launched. According to the participants of the tour operator market, Vietnam is one of the most steadily selling destinations on the Russian market. This is confirmed by official statistics. According to the results of 8 months of 2018, 413 thousand Russians have already visited Vietnam (+ 7.5% to the same period of 2017). In this winter season, tour operators with partner charter airlines have increased the volumes of transportation to Vietnam. The departure points and frequencies were added for Nyachang. But especially the volumes increased on such direction as the island of Fukuok: here the number of "charter" tourists from Russia can be three times more this year. PEGAS Touristik tour operator offers the most extensive program to Nha Trang: departures from 38 cities of Russia. In the winter season, departures from Moscow are scheduled 2 times a week (on Wednesdays and Fridays) by B777-200. The duration of package tours varies from 3 till 28 nights. The winter flight program of Coral Travel operator has been expanded compared to last year. The flights to Nha Trang are carried out from 16 cities of Russia on the basis of charter flights of Royal Flight airline (Boeing-767) with a frequency of 1 time in 10-13-days and will last from 08.09.2018 till 12.05.2019. This winter the tour operator has increased the number of regions with a direct flight to Fukuok. If last year there were four departure airports, now there are seven of them (Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok). ANEX Tour significantly expanded its Vietnamese flight program. In the winter season 2018 - 2019 this operator represents in Vietnam such regions as Nha Trang, Fukuok, Phanrang and Phan Thiet. The direct flights of AZUR Air are available to the airports of Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) from 21 cities of Russia, and also (for the first time) to Fukuok - from 6 cities of Russia (Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk and Yekaterinburg). The flight program of ANEX Tour to Fukuok will last from October to March, the duration of tours is 10 - 13 nights. Such configuration of flight programs allows us to say that the leading players of the direction expect growth of sales.
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.