Tour operators are increasing transportation to Indonesia
Sales of the New Year and winter holidays consolidated Indonesia's summer success in the Russian market. Stable price and various flight options allowed the destination to compete with the Maldives and Thailand. And sales growth was provided not only by Bali - combined tours, including less well-developed resorts, also made their contribution.
“The destination is growing. All carriers work with a good load. We see a steady 20-24% increase in sales against last year. Of course, over the past two years, when there were three non-stop flights of Rossia Airlines in addition to the basic transportation, interest in Indonesia is growing. Our program is offered on Singapore Airlines,” confirms the trend Maxim Lobanov, the vice president of Pax Company.
According to ClickVoyage’s marketing director Irina Golubeva, winter sales have doubled compared to last year. The reason is that the destination has become more accessible. This is not only about the flight of Rossia Airlines, which was opened in 2018, but also about the flights of Qatar Airways and Emirates last November.
“Indonesia is a more affordable luxury segment than the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. Bali became popular because you get quality hotels, quality service and SPA for less money than in another country. Even 4-5* hotels are cheaper here than in the Maldives and the UAE. We also don’t note the increase in price,” says Art Tour CEO Dmitry Arutyunov.
He drew attention to the fact that Indonesia Tourism Bureau presented several new resorts last year, but the country needs to be more active in the information field, including b2c audience.
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.