Tour operator «Natalie Tours» officially announced the termination of its activities. The corresponding message was published on the company’s website on Tuesday afternoon.
A record decrease of tourist flow in recent years was recorded in July in Spain. The total number of international arrivals is 9.98 million, which is 4.9% less than in the same period last year. The number of British tourists fell by 5.6%, French and German ones by 11.4% and by 6.2% accordingly. Among the reasons is re-opening of Turkey and Tunisia, warm weather throughout Europe, the strikes between the Spanish authorities and resorts about tourists «overcrowding”. However, the tourist authorities of the country do not see any problems in reducing the tourist flow and declare their readiness to follow a course aimed not at quantity but at quality.
Oman Air will open daily direct flights between Moscow and Muscat, the capital of Oman from October 30, representatives of the Omani airline said. Flights will be operated at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. The choice of the airport relates to the fact that Oman Air is considering the possibility of code-sharing with the Russian airline S7, including for connecting flights to St. Petersburg and other cities, said Bernard Krupka, head of the corporate strategy and planning department at Omar Air. Oman Air will provide the latest Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The liner is designed for 162 seats.
By ANEX Tour order charter flights to Dubai will be performed from 20 Russian cities (including Moscow) instead of 16. The company also intends to increase the frequency of flights from the capital – instead of 2 times a week, there will be daily flights to the Emirates. Tour operator explains this decision with the increase in demand for the destination. In Coral Travel, the volume of regional transportation remained at the same level – 13 departure cities, but a new flight from Moscow to Abu Dhabi will appear.
«The Iranian ATA Airlines opened a direct flight on September 2 between Tehran and Kazan. Regular flights will be carried out twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays, flight time is 3 hours 20 minutes. The cost of air tickets varies from $ 137 to $ 164. Individual tourists from Russia need a visa for a trip to Iran. However, there is a general consulate of Iran in Kazan, which accepts and processes visa documents within three to five days.
The first flight is scheduled for October 28. According to the press service of the carrier, flights from Sheremetyevo to Colombo will be performed on Airbus-A330 five times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays Saturdays, and Sundays. The aircrafts will return to Russia on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The tour operator «Danko» ceased its operations on September 7. The corresponding announcement was posted on the company’s website. «The difficult market situation forced us to take this step. The decision to terminate the activities of the tour operator «Danko» is extremely difficult for us,» the report said. Tours, the date of which begins on September 8, were canceled. «Danko» noted that all customers were insured in JSC «ERV Travel Insurance» for a total of 50 million rubles. This money would be enough to compensate the cost of unsolicited services, the report says.