Tours to the Czech Republic for autumn and winter are already on sale
The Czech Republic is one of the first countries in Europe to announce quarantine mitigation due to the coronavirus pandemic, and even allowed its citizens to travel abroad.
Russian tour operators positively received news from the Czech Republic. According to their estimates, the demand for the destination from the moment of opening borders and the resumption of air service will recover over the period from 2 to 6 months. However, as many experts note, all forecasts are not clear.
Nevertheless, market participants made approximate “estimates”. For example, experts of the tour operator Intourist believe that the first to go to the Czech Republic are “those thousands of Russian tourists whose tours have not taken place this spring”.
According to representatives of Intourist, a wave of “new tourists” will come in a few months: people will need time to evaluate both their prospects and safety of the trip.
Experts of the tour operator Pac Group believe that one of the main factors in the restoration of demand will be the solution of the visa question. Visa centers are closed, there is no information on their opening yet.
Anex Tour is closely monitoring the situation. “The flight program of Anex Tour to the Czech Republic was carried out on the basis of GDS tours, and to start the destination we only need to open interstate borders, as well as to restore flight programs to the country,” the representatives of the tour operator said.
Ics Travel Group is working on the extended product in the Czech Republic: these are excursion and city tours, which are based on the flight program of Ural Airlines.
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.