Tour operators expect increase of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka up to 40% next winter
“The number of tourists from Russia to Sri Lanka can grow by 40% this winter against the last year's figures”, - reported Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the data of tour operators. "Sri Lanka this winter is nearly to become a main opening of the season - tour operators expect the growth of the tourist flow up to 40%. Choosing on the one hand between popular now Thailand and Vietnam and Sri Lanka on the other, Russian tourists can make a choice in favor of the latter", - said the report. According to the representatives of the tourist business, the Russians stopped considering the island as an extremely expensive direction. ATOR recalled that in 2016 58.2 thousand tourists from Russia came to the island from Russia and in the first half of 2017 - 33.3 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.