The second major “charter player” has appeared on the Sri Lankan destination this winter season. The tour operator Tui Russia told details about its charter program for this island and hotel assortment in Sri Lanka. In the winter season on the Russian market, growth in demand is forecasted for Sri Lanka resorts. The good prospects prompted two players at once - Tui Russia and Anex Tour. IFly charters will fly in the interests of the tour operator Tui.
According to Tui, the flight program of the tour operator from Moscow to Sri Lanka on the boards of iFly (departure from Vnukovo airport) is scheduled from 26.10.2019 to 27.04.2020. Departure frequency is once every 10-11 days, the duration of the flight to Colombo on a direct charter is 9 hours.
According to the charter program, Tui Russia has seriously expanded its product offer in Sri Lanka. So, tourists will be served by the host company, which is a part of the global Tui Concern.
In addition to charters from Moscow, Tui Russia will offer regional tourists winter tours to Sri Lanka on the basis of regular flights (GDS tours with transfers). Such packages are available starting from October with the flights from St. Petersburg, Samara, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Makhachkala, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Grozny and Novosibirsk.
In particular, regional tourists will can fly to Sri Lanka on the boards of regular flights of Rossia Airline (direct flights from Moscow), as well as Emirates and Flydubai flights (with change in Dubai), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Etihad (via Abu Dhabi) and Air Arabia (via Sharjah).
For the winter season Tui Russia has already contracted more than 150 Sri Lanka hotels - from economy to luxury level. The company emphasized that in the Tui Russia range in Sri Lanka this winter season there are both tours with beach holidays and combined programs (excursion programs from 6 to 2 nights + beach holidays).
The prices of tours to Sri Lanka from Tui Russia on direct charters now start from 76 thousand Rubles (1 047 Euros) for two persons in hotels 2-3* without food and from 92 thousand Rubles (1 267 Euros) for two in 4-5* hotels with breakfast.
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.