Tour packages to Bahrain for the second half of January are cheaper than air tickets. So, you may rest a week at the resort of this island state of the Persian Gulf for 30 thousand Rubles (390 Euros) for two persons (departure from Moscow on January 18, a 3* hotel, BB). At the same time, air tickets for similar dates can be found from 39 thousand Rubles (507 Euros) for two persons.
The subject of Bahrain "burning" is actively discussed in the professional group "Travel Bureau" on Facebook. As an example they get the tour for 25 thousand Rubles (325 Euros) for two persons for 5 nights. In the comments, some users pay attention to the fact that, due to country’s tourism opportunities, the destination is still far below the level of the most popular among the travelers - the United Arab Emirates. “It's like the Emirates 30 years ago,” says one observer. They note a not highly developed tourist infrastructure, a poor range of excursions, despite the fact that prices for entertainment, transport and shopping are not friendly at all. Obviously, it is still difficult for Bahrain to compete with the United Arab Emirates, where in the second half of January it is also possible to relax on a budgetary basis using the special offers of tour operators.
The direct flight program from Moscow to the capital of Bahrain, Manama, was launched by Coral Travel tour operator. As Marina Makarkova, the head of the public relations department of the tour operator, explained - from January 18 only one flight will be operated on the rout instead of two weekly flights. However, a complete cancelation of flights is not planned. Earlier, on December 18, Coral has canceled the charter chain from Moscow to Gambia due to insufficient loading of the boards - an attempt to discover this country on the Russian travel market as a massive destination was unsuccessful.
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.