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.
"Of these areas only Turkey can relatively compete with the black sea coast. And that, in previous years and this year, the number opting for the black sea coast has always been more than those who went to Turkey," — said Lomidze in an interview with radio station "Moscow speaking".
"We do not see a outflow of tourists from our resorts. Turkey chose those who still have not made any decisions and didn't plan to rest on our resorts," — commented she.