photo: Mikhail Kovalev
-Sale of tours to Turkey open. Many tour operators have already announced their programs. Tourists sent while on the basis of scheduled flights. The first group flew today, scheduled sending of organized tourists and tomorrow.
The removal of the bans was in fact the first day of the high season, it can be assumed that two months will be a return of the sales boom will have in August and September.
-When, in your opinion, will fly Charter flights?
We look forward to the opening. As soon as Sony gives permission, Charter flights will immediately fly. We must understand that this requires some preparation. Now holding consultations on this topic. We think that this will be possible in about 15 July, and perhaps earlier (the Turks talking about the July 7). Again I say, if approval is received.
I recall that even at the period of the ban tourist flights from Russia flew a hundred weekly direct flights to various Turkish cities.
-They say that Turkey is not that cheap.
-The average cost of a week tour for two with flights — about 50 thousand rubles. Hotels provide significant discounts, up to 30%. Turkey this year lost 90% of Russian tourists will now do everything possible to get them back: hospitality, service, prices. There is a healthy competition. People will have more choice.
Typically, the Russians travel plan for 2 — 3 weeks. Now the equator of the tourist season. Many of you will have the opportunity to choose the vouchers for July, August, September, October.
-It is expected that many will now pass previously purchased tickets to the other regions?
-I think this will not happen because the return tour in the summer, it is almost 100% fine.
-The biggest misconception that tourists who have previously had a rest in Turkey and Egypt, went on vacation in the Crimea. Crimea will suffer if there are any problems with the prices. Now, for example, are big discussions about the cleanliness of beaches in the Crimea. That’s a very different kind of holiday from tours with all-inclusive.