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Thursday, February 22, 2018

In September, trips to Turkey will drop by 20%

Rosaviatsia gave the go-ahead for Charter in Turkey. The first budget from the aircraft will fly tourists at local resorts this week. The head of Rosaviation Alexander Neradko said that the airline is ready and now all depends on the efficiency of tour operators. Experts predict that the cost of the tour in September will decrease by 15-20%.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

“Airlines are mobile enough to lift the plane into the air, you have a few hours. To obtain a permit from the Turkish authorities, to slots at the airport, — said the head of Federal air transport Agency Alexander Neradko. — We have such an industry where time is always appreciated, and efficiency. Now the case for tour operators.

In fact, their official statement gave the official start of the mass tourism season in Turkey, the opening of which without the Charter communications would be impossible.

A little over a week ago in Moscow returned the government delegation, which inspected the Turkish airports to ensure aviation security. To the Turks this part, before special claims were not, therefore, a positive recommendation of the inspectors was to be expected. The more that regular flights between the two countries practically stopped except for the period from 16 to 22 July, when, after a coup attempt in Turkey Russians were forbidden to fly on them.

How much do you now need time to fully “inclusive”? “Those tour operators who have a large fleet of Charter to deliver an appropriate program, it will take less than a week, — says head of service – “Online tours” Olga Popova. — Now the ships are flying half-empty in Spain, Italy and other countries. These directions can be exchanged for Turkey, including at the expense of the regular season. Overall, I think that after 2-3 weeks, the program of Charter flights will resume from all companies working with this country”.

As for prices, now the average price of a tour for two adults with a duration of 7 nights is costing in the region of 70 thousand rubles. After the opening of the Charter cost will drop by 15-20% to 55-60 thousand rubles.

Of course, in General the holiday season is gone, but in the fall the Russians will be able at an affordable price to relax in the Turkish Mediterranean. However, by the end of 2017, Russian tourist flow to Turkey is likely to recover to the level of 4-5 million people.

This year, the citizens quickly shifted to the resorts of Krasnodar region. In Sochi in hotels is long gone places, perhaps with the exception of the expensive premium segment. To find a “bed” in the vicinity or in the private sector. At this time, the city rested 3.5 million people — last year the growth was achieved only at the end of September.

Currently, the average cost of travel for two adults for a week on the black sea coast is equal to 43,5 thousand roubles with the flight. As can be seen, Turkey with its all-inclusive, quality service and clean sea very competitive.

Turkey, where tourism is an important source of government revenue (about 6% of GDP), more than Russia, is interested in opening Charter. In 2016, according to local hoteliers, the outflow of tourists, including because of the terrorist attacks, will result in unprecedented loss of $6,2–8,9 billion

At the same time our government is taking additional measures to protect Russians abroad. In August, in the framework of the amendments to the law “On tourism”, which take effect with the new year, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed two decrees on the rules of emergency care abroad, and also a real compensation for damage to tourists from the Fund personal liability of the tour operator. Plus has tightened requirements for banks and insurers operating in this market.

This is done to ensure that history does not repeat itself in 2014, when as a result of mass bankruptcies of tour operators and insurers, the people with great difficulty returned to the resort home and compensate for their losses. Then the officials of the Federal tourism Agency was forced to resolve a situation in manual mode, spending huge amounts of public funds.

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