TUI Russia and CIS tour operator will open its representative offices in four other regions of the Russian Federation, increase the number of retail stores by one third and almost double the number of offering destinations. The tour operator TUI Russia and the CIS plans to strengthen its positions on the Russian tourism market in the next five years: this is stipulated by the development strategy of the company and approved by the main shareholder - the company Severgrupp. First of all, we are talking about the opening of new TUI representative offices in the regions of Russia, including Siberia and Far East. As the Director of sales management of TUI Russia and CIS Ali Mikailov told reporters, this year the tour operator will open four new representative offices - in Novosibirsk, Rostov, Krasnodar and the Caucasian Mineral Waters. TUI will develop and a network of salons of company’s retail. At present there are 250 of them, and in 2018 this figure will increase to 330 (32% growth). Thus, in 2018 TUI will have already 10 representative offices in Russia, including now operating offices (in Moscow, Ufa, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk). According to Mr. Mikailov, all new representative offices will be engaged in both out coming and internal tourism.
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.