Tours to Croatia will become more accessible in the regions of Russia
Executive Director of the Association of Russian Tour Operators (ATOR) Maya Lomidze spoke about the dynamics of sales of tours in Croatia during early booking stage.
Based on the preliminary data of sales volumes of tours, which already exceed 25% of the results of last year, Croatia this year feels more confident than in the past. And it can be assumed that Russian tourist flow in Croatia by the end of the season will grow by 15-20%.
Her report was confirmed by Lyubov Chuchmaeva, marketing director of Pax tour operator. According to her, sales of tours to Croatia in January, both from Moscow and from the regions, are very active. The growth in annual terms in the company is already 22-25%. Most actively the tours are booked in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Samara.
Starting this year, Pax tour operator arranges tours to Croatia from the regions. The flights with change in Moscow will be operated from St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Samara.
The program from Moscow to Pula on the wings of S7 starts from April 24 and runs until October 10. Also this program includes tours on boards of Red Wings airline since May 30 till September 16 (2 times a week).
In the 2020 season, Tui Russia tour operator also planned to launch a charter flight program from Moscow to Split. The program starts on June 16, the flights will be operated on the wings of Nordavia on Tuesdays. Tui also arranges tours arriving in Pula on Ural Airlines flights, with a frequency of departures three times a week on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The start of the program is scheduled since May 30 and will end on October 4.
Also, Tui Russia presented tours to Croatia from the regions of the Russian Federation on regular flights (GDS) - these are flights of Aeroflot from Moscow (arriving in Zagreb and Split), and S7 (Pula and Dubrovnik).
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.