Tour operators will increase the number of charter flights to Sri Lanka
ANEX Tour operator will increase the number of flights to Sri Lanka. The departures from Moscow are scheduled twice a week since October 26, from Yekaterinburg – each 13 night. Transportation from St. Petersburg is added for the first time - once in 12 nights. “The past season has shown excellent results, in connection with this fact it was decided to expand the flight program,” the tour operator informed.
It is also known, that Rossia Airline will resume the flights to Colombo (2 times a week in the summer, 5 times in the winter): the tickets are already on sale. In addition, iFly Airline has received permission to fly from Moscow to Colombo. According to TUI tour operator, the flights will start since October 26 and will last until the end of April, the duration of the tours will be 8–9 nights. According to the company, the sales have already begun, the season promises to be successful.
According to experts, the recent series of terrorist attacks in the country, after which Rosturizm recommended to stop sales of tours, will not affect the tourist demand.
Nevertheless, there are companies that have refused to sell tours to Sri Lanka. According to the Director General of Space Travel operator Artur Muradyan, the tour operator stopped working with the destination since January of this year. The expert explained that budget tours with accommodation at cheap hotels on the basis of charters are mostly in demand. However, ANEX Tour notes that there is a choice of high-quality accommodation in Sri Lanka: these are, for example, Marriott Weligama Bay Resort, Hikka Tranz, Citrus and Royal Palms hotels.
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.