The number of Russian tourists in Turkey by the end of 2020 will halve compared to last year and amount to no more than 3-3,5 thousand people, this forecast leads to the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).
The number of tourists from Russia, the biggest incoming market to fall two times. "If in 2019 Turkey was visited by around seven million Russians, this year — in the optimistic scenario will be around 3-3,5 million people," — said in the Association.
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.
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.
Tour operators are told which hotels are booked by tourists in the Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, according to ATOR.
Experts analyzed data from booking tours, held from June 22 to July 22.
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.
Croatia and Malta expressed its readiness to accept tourists from Russia, according to "Vestnik ATOR", citing a source in one of the European diplomatic missions.
As noted in the Association because of the situation with the incidence of COVID-19 other EU States decided not to open the border for Russian travelers, at least until the second half of August.
Prices for seven-day tours to the seaside resorts departing in the first week of August starts from 25 thousand rubles, according to ATOR.
Analytics found out how much it will cost the rest of Russia, Turkey and Tanzania. Domestic tourism is cheaper. Now the minimum rates of weekly tours to the Crimea and the Krasnodar territory in August fluctuate in the range 25 to 32 thousand rubles for two with airfare. Compared with July fell tours in Kaliningrad.
Association of tour operators of Russia analyzed the cost of staying in Russia, Turkey and Tanzania and found out that the Russian resorts ahead for affordability.
Measurement of minimum and average prices were made on the evening of 27 July for package tours with departure 1-7 August, lasting seven nights, then has a rest period captures the end of July – beginning of August. All prices are for two people sharing and includes flights, accommodation and meals (depending on tour program).
The Association of tour operators of Russia has published on its website new rules for entry to Turkey, the UK and Tanzania.
So arriving in Turkey, tourists do not need a visa and proof of a negative test for the coronavirus. However, during the flight passengers will be asked to fill out a questionnaire including personal data, room chairs, address of stay in the country and data on the health status.
A new program to support demand for tourism in Russia in 2020 could stimulate tour operators in creating competitive rounds and, as expected, in General, will help the development of small and medium-sized businesses in the Primorsky territory, told RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the regional government Konstantin Shestakov.
Earlier, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin said that the government had decided to give the tourism industry an additional 15 billion rubles for the development of domestic tourism. The money will be spent on partial compensation of expenses to the people who are up to the end of this year decide to relax in the Russian regions. The refund amount will be from 5 to 15 thousand rubles, depending on the cost of the tour. Conditions for obtaining public funds are: the price of 25 thousand rubles, the purchase of a voucher from a tour operator on domestic tourism, included in the registry, or directly with the hotel through netsystem "World", the duration is not less than five nights. The Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) reported that cashback will be provided for tour packages for 44 regions of Russia, including Primorski Krai.
Experts service OneTwoTrip has compiled a list of cities that will be most advantageous to fly in August, reports RT.
A plane ticket to Moscow can be bought from 850 rubles. This is followed by the Astrakhan and Volgograd (930 rubles), and then Barnaul (1,070 rubles). Slightly more expensive will be plane ticket to Chelyabinsk, and Novosibirsk — from 1100 rubles. Flights to Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, and Tyumen and Omsk will be released not less than 1300 rubles.
Russian tour operators have opened the booking of tours to Turkey in the first decade of August with a stopover in Istanbul, from August 10 directly to Antalya, according to the website of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).
Friday, 24 July, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has declared that the decision on the resumption of international flights in Russia on 1 August. According to him, the flights will be operated from airports of Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-don. Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said that Russia will resume flights until with three countries: UK, Turkey, and Tanzania.
The introduction of kesbeke for staying in the Russian regions will certainly help to attract tourists to Tatarstan will be a stimulus for the development of tourism sector as a whole, said the head of the press service of the President of Tatarstan Liliya Galimov.
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, speaking Wednesday in the state Duma with the report on the work of the Cabinet for 2019, reported that the government has decided to give the tourism industry another 15 billion rubles for the development of domestic tourism. The money will be spent on partial compensation of expenses to the people who are up to the end of this year decide to relax in the Russian regions.
The head of the state Committee of Bashkiria on tourism Salavat Nafikov believes that the introduction of kesbeke for staying in the Russian regions compensates for the tourism business losses that traders have suffered during the period of the pandemic coronavirus, and will help to "survive" in the offseason, usually when the flow of tourists falls.
Earlier, speaking in the state Duma with the report on the work of the government in 2019, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the government had decided to give the tourism industry an additional 15 billion rubles for the development of domestic tourism. The money will be spent on partial compensation of expenses to the people who are up to the end of this year decide to relax in the Russian regions. The refund amount will be from 5 to 15 thousand rubles, depending on the round. Later, the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) has presented a list of regions where will be implemented the proposed mechanism. It includes the Republic of Bashkortostan.
Tour operators said, as the campers eat at Russian resorts, according to ATOR.
The all-inclusive, to which many are accustomed on holiday in Turkey, staying at Russian resorts this season choose, on average, 15 percent of travelers who have bought holidays in the South of Russia.
The program allows you to return to tourists from 5 to 15 thousand rubles for a trip to Russia in 2020 is expected to be launched in August, according to the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, speaking in the Duma with the report on the work of the government in 2019, said that the government had decided to give the tourism industry an additional 15 billion rubles for the development of domestic tourism.
Restore flights to Turkey expect from day to day. That flights resume, they even announced, but the information is not yet confirmed. About how the country lives in anticipation of tourists, what were the beaches and the buffet did not increase do vouchers — in the material RIA Novosti.
"Users immediately responded to the news about the resumption of flights, appeared last week, — tells PR-the Director of metapoiskovikom of tickets Janis ticket. — Tickets to Turkey began to look for four times more often than before". Tourists interested in flights to Istanbul, Antalya, Dalaman, Izmir and Bodrum.
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.
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.
The Maldives has announced from July 15 to accept tourists from all countries, without quarantine certificates, according to ATOR.
According to the head of the National tourism office of Maldives Tayiba Muhammad, the country completely opens the borders for international tourism.
Tour operators do not expect a restart of inbound tourism in Russia this year, despite the easing of the rules for visiting foreigners, according to ATOR.
Rospotrebnadzor lifted the mandatory 14-day self-isolation coming in the presence of a negative test result for coronavirus.
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.
In Finland called the conditions for opening the border for the Russians and the date when it could happen, according to ATOR.
Now to get to Finland by plane, car or ferry are residents of Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Greece, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Citizens from China, Thailand, Australia, South Korea, Georgia and other countries of Asia and Africa will be allowed only for cause (e.g. work, study, for medical treatment or funeral), told specialist VisitFinland in Russia, Alexander Shakhnovich.
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.
In Israel, I hope that Russian tourists will return to them this year, but the situation with the coronavirus in the country has deteriorated, according to ATOR.
As the Director of the Department of the Ministry of tourism of Israel in Russia and the CIS, Counsellor of the Embassy of Israel in Russia Vladimir Shklyar, now recorded hundreds of new cases COVID-19, but three weeks ago the statistics were different.
Dubai is now restaurants, bars, hotels (working with downloading 50 cent), beaches, shopping malls and other tourist facilities, visit the Emirate of guests from all countries, according to ATOR.
As told to Anna Yastrebova, a representative of the Department of tourism and Commerce marketing government of Dubai in Russia, no special exceptions, which can negatively concern Russia, were not introduced. Thus, the Russians, provided the resumption of flights will be able to enter the Emirate.
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.
The list of safe countries for travel of Russian tourists, submitted by the CPS due to safe epidemiological situation, but for the resumption of international flights will require compliance with several criteria, said Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.
Earlier in mass media there was information that the Deputy head of Rospotrebnadzor Mikhail Orlov sent a letter to the Federal air transport Agency and the transport Ministry, which contains a list of countries that the Agency considers safe from the point of view of the epidemiological situation for the resumption of the message with the Russian Federation. The list includes great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Finland, China, Vietnam, Mongolia and Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of tourism of the Dominican Republic published the final security protocols that should be observed by tour operators and hotels to take the foreign visitors that the country became available from 1 July, according to ATOR.
At airports immediately upon disembarking from the plane, all passengers will measure the temperature. If it is above 38 degrees Celsius and/or there are other symptoms of the disease, tourists will do a quick test on COVID-19 and will take measures for their isolation and treatment.
Bulgarian resorts are asking the authorities to speed up the arrival of Russian tourists, according to ATOR.
In July, the country will have travelers from Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland. However, the Bulgarian resorts are not enough Russians. The mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov has prepared an appeal to the Bulgarian foreign Ministry with a request to abolish the mandatory 14-day quarantine for Russian citizens and facilitate procedures for their entry. He also sent a copy to the Ministry of health of the country.
German tour operators by order of the authorities before September 1, removed all programs in Turkey, to refocus on the resorts of Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Portugal, according to ATOR.
The government recommended the citizens to refrain from travel and stay in Turkey until August 31. Like Germany hold positions in the Netherlands and Switzerland. The only exception was the decision of the UK: British tourists back from Turkey will not have to serve a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
In Israel, everything is ready to welcome foreign tourists, but the rules for entry of foreign visitors is not yet formulated, according to ATOR, citing Director of the Department of the Ministry of tourism of Israel in Russia and the CIS Vladimir Shklyar.
According to the Israeli side, the Russian guests will be able to come into the country in the fall. Based on the incidence of coronavirus in the world, Israel in the first stage will take visitors from more prosperous countries.
The Abkhaz authorities decided to consider the possibility of opening the tourist season from July 15, the guests are going to demand a certificate of negative test for coronavirus, according to ATOR. https://www.atorus.ru/news/press-centre/new/51925.html
In the region plan to follow closely epigastralgia in the Kuban region, where since June 21 have earned the hotel. According to the calculations of the Abkhaz authorities, on 10 July, it will become clear what impact these concessions are in the situation of morbidity.
Because of the uncertainty with the renewal of the international transport of the Russian tour operators have started to cancel trips abroad. It is reported by "Vestnik ATOR".
About plans to cancel a tour already announced, ANEX Tour, PEGAS Touristik, TEZ Tour, Coral Travel and "Intourist". Last until canceled tours departing before July 16, the others — on all tours during the month.
This year in the Caribbean could fall in more than a dozen powerful hurricanes, some of which have the chance to become very destructive, according to ATOR, citing National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA).
According to experts, the hurricane season this year will be "above normal". Caribbean resorts are waiting for 13 to 19 tropical storms, of which six to ten could become hurricanes third category (wind speed of 200 kilometers per hour and above).
The Maldives will open for tourists on July 15, said President of the island state, Ibrahim Mohamed Salih. Return to a full tourist life will be gradual, according to ATOR.
Upon arrival, campers will receive a free visa for 30 days, required to pass a test or quarantine the guests do not have.
Bulgaria is ready to extend the tourist season until the end of October and to subsidize charters, according to ATOR.
The country will start to accept tourists by July 1. As told at the briefing the Minister of tourism Nikolina Angelkova, the first Charter flights from Netherlands and Germany arrive at the resorts at the end of June.
In the popular Anapa hotels is projected the deficit of places for the second half of July and August, the charters are filled to 100 percent, according to ATOR.
Reservation, according to experts, are ahead of last year values by an average of 30 percent.
Because of the pandemic, the number of tourists from Russia to Turkey in may fell a thousand times, according to ATOR.
The Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey has published statistics on tourism in may. A year ago in this period, the country welcomed more than four million foreign visitors, in may this year, inbound tourism was only about 30 thousand tourists.
In Turkey told how to deal with tourists, which will identify the coronavirus, according to ATOR.
The Minister of tourism and culture Mehmet Ersoy recently met with ambassadors from 50 countries, in the course of the conversation, he told me what measures the country has introduced for the safe stay of tourists. According to the Turkish side, representatives of the Russian Federation at the meeting was.
It turned out, when do you plan to resume regular flights to Turkey, according to ATOR.
Turkish Airlines has announced a new date of resumption of flights abroad in July. In the Turkish carrier's schedule are flights to 123 international destinations in North America, Asia, middle East, Africa, Europe.
The government of Malta announced its intention to remove restrictions on flights with all countries from July 15, including with Russia, according to ATOR.
The Ministry of tourism and protection of the rights of consumers and the Malta tourism authority (MTA) announced the inclusion of six additional countries to the list of areas with which Malta resumes flights from 1 July.
It became known that Greece will begin to accept applications for visas in Moscow, according to ATOR.
The visa center of Greece in Moscow resumes its work on June 29, reported on the official website of the company. Application is only possible by appointment online. The documents will be conducted from nine to fifteen hours, the results – sixteen to eighteen.
. For check-in at the resort must be in possession of three references, told in an interview to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze.
"This so-called voucher resort map is an extract from the medical history and physician. The second reference is about the absence of coronavirus, which must be obtained 72 hours prior to departure to the vacation spot. And third help — about health", she said.
Russia will not be among the countries for which the European Union will open the border from 1 July, I believe in the national Association of tour operators.
Earlier, the European Commission invited the EU countries to coordinate their actions for the opening of external borders. The EC is urged to establish a unified list of countries that are not members of the European Union, which lifted restrictions on the trip. In addition to the epidemiological situation, it is also proposed to take into account the criterion of reciprocity.
The Tunisian government announced new rules for foreign tourists arriving in the country from 27 June 2020, according to ATOR.
According to the representative of the Tunisian National Office for Tourism in Russia Nezhi Gouider, according to the rules established by the government of the country, tourists need before boarding the plane to his country – to fill out the forms associated with the condition. They will need to be present at the border. You also need to provide when entering the country a negative PCR test, the deadline of which is not more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Tunisia.
Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze told "Russian newspaper" gave some tips on how to plan a vacation in a pandemic.
She urged the participants to pay attention to which regions are open and on what conditions they accept people.
The Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) has officially declared that did not give information about what the prices for holidays in Russia in 2020 could rise by 30%, and calls such reports are fake, reported RIA Novosti Executive Director ATOR Maya Lomidze.
Earlier in mass media appeared information with reference to ATOR that the cost of rest on resorts of Russia with a sharp increase in demand could grow by 30%.
Turkey has determined the conditions for safe reception of foreign tourists and confirmed the expectations for the opening of air links with Russia in July, according to ATOR.
The Minister of tourism and culture of Turkey Mehmet Ersoy in an interview with local media said that the normalization of tourism to take place in a very short time, however expect in season 2020 indicators 2019 would be unwarranted. "This year, the sector is not profit-driven. The emphasis on normalization of work and preparation for the season-2021", he said.
Rest on the Russian resorts can rise more than 20-30 per cent, said the Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Alexander Kurnosov in an interview with the newspaper "Izvestia".
According to him, the issue is not only "a desire to recapture lost profits" because of the epidemic COVID-19, but also because of the growth of demand for domestic tourism in terms of closures.
Airlines worldwide have begun to reduce fares on domestic flights, according to estimates by the International air transport Association (IATA), the average tariffs for domestic flights has dropped by 23 percent, according to ATOR.
According to IATA, in comparison with April, when air travel was almost completely stopped because of a pandemic COVID-19, in may domestic passenger traffic has grown by 30 percent.
Russian tourism business welcomed the decision to transfer the Federal Agency for tourism (Rosturizm) from the Ministry of economic development in direct subordination to the government, stated RIA Novosti Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree on the transfer of tourism from the Ministry of economic development in direct subordination to the government, the Agency transferred the functions of supervision over the operators.
The tourism industry of Egypt does not expect to return of foreign visitors until the autumn, according to ATOR.
The government discussed plans for the resumption of foreign tourism. According to the results of the Ministry of tourism and Minamiarai of the country have been instructed to develop a scheme for the reception of foreigners. But on the possible timing was not stated.
Experts have told how the Russian tourists in the Dominican Republic, according to ATOR.
The Dominican Republic is gradually emerging from quarantine. The first of the four points of the plan for the phased removal of restrictions imposed in connection with the pandemic coronavirus, commenced on 20 may and will last for 14 days.
The Greek government approved a decree according to which the state will pay for the stay in the quarantine accommodation of foreigners who test positive, according to ATOR.
According to the statement of the Greek authorities, tourists, which will selectively made a test for coronavirus on arrival in the country, will provide a free night at the hotel until ready test results.
Bulgaria has called the state of which the tourists can visit the resorts, according to ATOR.
According to the Ministry of tourism of Bulgaria, from June 1 to enter the country without a mandatory two-week quarantine of citizens of 29 countries. This is a list of EU member States. At this stage, Bulgaria has refused to accept the travelers coming from Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and the UK.
Experts told, what is happening in the resorts of Egypt, according to ATOR.
The authorities allowed the hotel to start working from may 15, but only if a "certificate of health" and a maximum load of 25 percent. The country's borders closed, travel companies rely on the domestic market to, including, to practice all safety protocols for the return of foreign guests.
The government of Cyprus told, no tourists will be allowed into the resorts, according to ATOR.
Cyprus on the basis of available epidemiological data has compiled a list of 19 countries of Europe whose citizens can enter the country in June. The country is divided into two groups (A and B). The first group included 13 countries in Europe, the second – six.
Legal service ATOR answered the most common questions from travelers and travel agents about the timing of the opening of the borders, refund, transfer, tours abroad, the need for various medical certificates when staying in Russia.
In Russia, gradually open the sanatorium, so questions about travel for recreation has become one of the most popular, in particular the test for the coronavirus. "The availability of information today is included in the list of the main documents required for visiting the collective accommodation facilities (sanatorium, hotel, medical license), — said the head of the legal service of ATOR Hope Ephraim. The CPS determined that to stay in the resort, you need a certificate about absence of infection COVID-19, containing the negative results of laboratory tests obtained no later than two days before departure to sanatorium".
This summer, the resorts in Cuba, which, presumably, will open in mid-June, will only work for local – until then, until there is air service to key markets, according to ATOR, citing Juan Carlos Escalona, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba for tourism.
According to him, active preparation resorts to work full time: in particular, the hotels ' renovation and restoration of sandy beaches in Varadero.
. Slovakia plans to take Russian tourists in July, according to ATOR.
In Slovakia may 20 began the fourth and the last stage of the removal of restrictions, said Ljubica Hlusickova Director of the foreign offices of tourism of the Slovak Republic in Russia and the CIS.