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Monday, February 26, 2018

The process of opening resorts in Turkey for the Russians will start from 1 July

When on Tuesday evening at the airport in Istanbul explosion, it seemed that he put a fat cross on the prospect of a resumption of sales of tours to Turkey. But in the morning it became known that Putin and Erdogan agreed to remove restrictions on the visit to the Republic of tourists from Russia. To happen this, apparently, may very soon. Agreed that the foreign Ministers of the two countries will discuss the issue on 1 July in Sochi at a meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers of black sea economic cooperation Organization.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Later Vladimir Putin meeting with the Russian government announced that Turkey has promised to do everything that depends on it, to ensure the safety of Russian tourists on its territory. Officials and lawmakers instantly reacted to it. So, a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Igor Morozov said that the resolution on the formation of organized tours to really get within 10-14 days. Then this summer, Turkey will be able to fill their empty beaches with tourists from Russia.

On the return of tourist flows can last more than one month. Representatives of the tourist industry has repeatedly stressed that Turkey, especially in the Russian regions, and have not managed to replace other areas in terms of price and quality.

Almost any alternative, both within Russia and abroad, has its “but”, whether it is visa, high cost of leisure or the absence of a system “all inclusive”.

Therefore, once firms receive official permission for the sale of permits, the first Charter flights to Turkey will be able to fly there in one to two weeks. However, some experts say that “extra” freight Charter, problems may arise. On the other hand, because of the crisis the Park many airlines have stopped operating. This is especially true for small carriers to the Turkish seaside can even become a lifesaver. Airlines it is only important to quickly get the permission of the Federal air transport Agency to fly.

Contracts with the Turkish hotels a lot of time is also not necessary, all host company in working condition, because the service of tourists from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Georgia.

And with all this – where, sorry, to do with the terrorist attack in Istanbul airport, where the attack suicide bombers killed 43 people, more than a hundred were injured? The imminent return of Russians to Turkey on the background of these events can look extremely foolish.

As explained by the Vice-President of the Russian Union of travel industry Yuri Barzykin, from the beginning, the professional community had doubts that the process of “opening” of Turkey will be easy. “Yes, the number of tourists in this direction will form quite quickly. However, we need a serious guarantee safe stay of tourists. One part at the airport in this case is not enough. Turkish authorities need to seriously attend to the domestic political situation, – said the source. We see that with Egypt, our country has better relations than with Turkey, but the flights from this country are still not renewed”.

In this regard, “Egyptian” scenario is becoming more and more obvious, that is, Russia will insist on a personal inspection of all the safety systems at local resorts and at airports.

In this case, according to Yuri Barzykin, the process may be delayed until at least the end of this season. After all, if still our compatriots did not go to Turkey because of the actual rupture of ties between the countries, a serious decline in demand from the rest of the tourists due to security. Only in June the number of foreign tourists has decreased by almost 60% compared to the previous year: the number of tourists from Germany decreased by 35%, England 24%, also less visited Turkish resorts of tourists from Japan, Italy and Greece – by 25-55%. P

donkey of the explosion in Istanbul the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland has turned to its citizens with the recommendation not to appear on the territory of the airport. Ataturk, as well as to avoid crowds and demonstrations, since it does not exclude the danger of new terrorist attacks.

You can, of course, hope that the Russians do not want to go to a country where every day something explodes. Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia Dmitry Gorin recalls: when in 2015 in Tunisia, the attacks occurred, the demand fell by 80%. People did not go because I was afraid of the repetition of terrorist attacks.

On the other hand, according to Gorin, is a part of citizens – about 30%, which the explosions transcend, if only to lie on the Turkish side. Customers are primarily interested in the holiday price, which after opening directions for obvious reasons would be extremely low.

It is a scenario of a global reorientation of tourist traffic has been predicted by experts the day before. Then the General Director of the Agency Anna Podgornaya, whose company was once among the leaders of the Turkish direction, suggested that the outflow of tourists following the resumption of sales of tours to Turkey will feel the main European beach destinations. There were opinions that can hurt the Crimea and Krasnodar Krai. However, analyst group of companies “Finam” Timur Nigmatullin is sure that is hardly a “Turkish” tourists can be fully deducted from the tourist traffic to the Russian resorts. These areas have different positioning. Moreover, the majority of Russians have already decided on the plans for the summer. However, next year, local resorts because Turkey can lose about one million tourists.

Watch the video on the Camera captures the explosion of a suicide bomber in the Istanbul airport”

One of three explosions at the airport in Istanbul hit the lens of cameras. It shows visitors to the airport run from the terrorist. All of a sudden he drops, shot struck a police officer. However, the delay was not possible – after a few seconds the bomber activates an explosive device. Video posted on the website Twitter.com user Mesut Olun.

The terrorist attack in Istanbul killed 50 people, among the victims is a citizen of Russia. Read all that is known about a terrorist attack in our online broadcasting.

Read online broadcast of the events after the terrorist attacks in Istanbul

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