Tour operators expand flight programs to Adzharia on the background of growth of Russian tourist flow
Due to the growth of tourist flow to autonomous republic of Adzharia (Georgia), Russian tour operators are expanding their flight programs to the region. The flow of tourists from Russia to Adzharia for the first 11 months of 2017 amounted almost 95 thousand people, while at the end of 2015 32 thousand Russian tourists arrived in the republic. The company Tez Tour reported on the launch of the program from Moscow to Batumi since June 8, 2018. "The flight will be performed by S7 airline’s airplane with a frequency of five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The summer program, based on the guaranteed block of seats, will last until September 30. About 70 hotels at such famous resorts of the Black Sea will be available for tourists in Batumi, Chakvi, Gonio, Kvariati, Sarpi and Kobuleti", - told the PR-director of Tez Tour Larisa Akhanova. According to her, in addition to the beach holiday, Adzharia offers excursion routes in mountains and a lot of interesting events. Week of rest in Adzharia costs from $ 442 per person. Until the end of April there is an action of "early booking" - discounts reach 15%. The company expects that about 4 thousand tourists may accept these proposals. L. Akhanova notes that Russian tourists are actively developing the direction and are on the third line of the total number of arriving tourists. For 11 months of this year about 94.5 thousand Russians visited Adzharia. The TOP 5 of leaders also includes citizens from Turkey, Azerbaijan (137.3 thousand), Iran (64.3 thousand) and Israel (40.1 thousand).
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.