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Russia resumes flights abroad

Russia on Saturday resumes flights abroad after a long break due to pandemic coronavirus. From 1 August you can fly to the UK and Turkey, and in Tanzania, which is also in the list of allowed departure countries, while flight no.

Russia on the background of the pandemic coronavirus as of March 27, stopped regular and Charter flights with other countries with a few exceptions, including export flights from abroad. During this period, air travel has dropped significantly — especially international. For example, in June, on international routes were transported 40,3 thousand people or 0.7% from last year.

Experience with kasbeam worth repeating in the future, said in ATOR

The program of support of domestic tourism, which provides refunds to tourists (cashback) for travel around the country, was so good a tool to stimulate demand, that it is repeated after the end of 2020, said Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

Earlier Rosturizm has declared that in August 2020, is conducting a special programme to support domestic tourism. The essence of the program lies in the fact that the tourist will be able to get a refund of up to 15 thousand rubles, depending on the cost of the permit. In the program, which will operate until the end of 2020, will involve all regions of the country, it includes both package tours (flight and accommodation), and separate accommodation for those who get on their own.

In the ATOR spoke about the situation with inbound tourism

The resumption of flights between Russia, Britain, Turkey and Tanzania has not yet been reflected in the sector of incoming tourism of Russia, said the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova on Friday has informed that Russia since August 1, will resume flights from the UK, Turkey and Tanzania. While Turkey adopted two decisions. From August 1 to resume air service to the cities of Turkey like Ankara and Istanbul, and, since August 10 is the resort town of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.

Experts have told how the tourists choose to vacation in Turkey and Russia

The resumption of air links with Turkey will not affect the number of tourists in the resorts of the South of Russia, as going abroad those who initially were not going to Crimea and Krasnodar region, said the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova on Friday has informed that Russia since August 1, will resume flights from the UK, Turkey and Tanzania. While Turkey adopted two decisions. From August 1 to resume air links to cities such as Ankara and Istanbul, and from 10 August in the resort of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.

Tour operators called the timing of the recovery of the industry

Without serious help from the state tourism industry in the new conditions, strict safety requirements associated with the potential spread of the coronavirus, will be able to return to pre-crisis level not earlier than the end of 2021 mid — 2022, said the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze on the online forum "Russia: Tourism in 2020."

"Certainly, domestic tourism has received a great advantage in that all foreign States are closed, and the opening date is unclear. In this situation, we have our Motherland and strict requirements of Rospotrebnadzor for accommodation facilities and tour services, which are the main products of the regions. For museums and other cultural institutions, they also act. So we are in a situation where we have, on the one hand, new opportunities, and on the other new restrictions," — said the head of ATOR.

Tour operators have estimated growth in demand for holidays in Russia

Even the explosive demand for summer holidays in Russia will eventually lead to an increase in domestic tourist traffic, only 10-15 percent, stated RIA Novosti Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

Previously, it was noted that high demand for the southern resorts of Russia and the opening of new Charter programs in the country suggests that the summer season 2020 can already be considered valid.

In ATOR called is ready to receive citizens of the country

Eight countries are ready to accept Russian tourists "on easy terms," he said at a briefing in NSN Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

"This is Turkey, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Maldives, Croatia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

The Maldives will be opened for tourists from July 15

The Maldives is located on the open desert Islands tourist resorts, hotels and homes from 15 July, with the arrival of tourists waiting for a temperature check, said the Ministry of tourism of the country.

Earlier Tuesday, Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze said that eight countries, including the Maldives, officially announced that it is ready to accept Russian tourists on certain conditions.

In ATOR called ready to accept Russian tourists in the country

Eight countries have officially announced that it is ready to accept Russian tourists on certain conditions, the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

"This is Turkey, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Maldives, Croatia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. These countries are absolute tourist destinations and in high demand on the Russian market", — she told NSN.

It became clear, as three different groups of travelers now plan their holiday

Analysts of Association of tour operators of Russia has allocated three behavioral models that different groups of Russian tourists follow when planning and buying trips, according to ATOR.

According to the Executive Director of the Association Maya Lomidze, the distribution of approximately 40, 40 and 20 percent.

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