Thomas Cook has become the sole owner of all shares of ITC Travel Investments (Russian tour operator «Intourist»). “The deal is the next step in position strengthening of one of the world tourism leaders in our market,” the press service of Intourist commented.
The company Aturis-Tour announced the termination of tour operator activities due to the inability to fulfill its obligations under all agreements on the sale of the tourist product. This is stated in an official statement on the company’s website published on the evening of December 29. It should be noted that the supplier of travel services was excluded from the register at Rosturizm on December 25, among other 57 tour operators who could not reinsure after the revocation of the license from the insurance company «Yakor».
The Russian tour operator Pegas Touristik has refused to operate flights to Goa from January 12, 2019. It is reported by The Times of India, citing a representative of the service company Cicerone Air Transport Services Joao Xavier Miranda.
According to him, the travel services supplier, which made about 300 flights per season, is no longer interested in destination. This is due not only to the growing tariffs for servicing the aircraft fleet, but also the unreasonably high hotel prices in Goa.
S7 Airlines will open direct regular flights from Moscow to Nice from April 28, 2019, the airline reports. Flights will be operated daily, except Wednesday, on Airbus A320 aircraft. As noted, Moscow – Nice will be the first regular S7 flight to France.
From February 4, the German Visa Centers in Russia will change the operator: instead of VFS Global, they will be served by the VisaMetric operator. At the same time the service fee for a visa will increase. According to the information of the German representative office, VisaMetric plans to open its visa centers in the same 20 cities where it is currently possible to apply for a visa to Germany.
During 2018 Israel was visited by 4 million tourists. As the Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin commented, this is a record figure for the entire time of statistical observations in the country’s tourism sector.
At the same time, Jerusalem was the fastest growing tourist destination in the world – the number of tourists visiting this city in 2018 increased by more than 40% compared to the previous year.