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It turned out, how many tourists will be able to vacation in Turkey this year

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.

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.

It turned out what hotels choose tourists in the Crimea and Krasnodar Krai

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.

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.

Named ready to receive the Russians a European country

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.

Experts have told how much is a tour at sea in the first week 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.

In ATOR compare prices on vacation in Russia and Turkey

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).

ATOR explained the order of entry into Turkey, UK and Tanzania

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.

In Primorye hope that cashback for tourists will help the development of SMEs

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.

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