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Intourist confirms sale of the company to co-owner of ANEX Tour
The tour operator Intourist has confirmed the conclusion of a deal with Neshet Kochkar, the founder of ANEX Tour. According to the company’s official statement, the Turkish businessman will receive Intourist’s inbound, outbound and domestic tourism business, retail network, technology and other assets that previously belonged to Thomas Cook Group.
- Aviation New
Experts explained why Emirates cut prices
Emirates Airline’s profit for the first six months of the financial year 2019/2020 was $ 235 million. In addition, from April 1st to September 30th, Emirates transported 29.6 million passengers with a seat occupancy rate of 81.1%, which is 2.3% higher than the same period last year. This is stated in a press release distributed by the company. Such indicators are explained by cheaper fuel and the increased attractiveness of Dubai – this allowed the carrier to increase the number of customers transported there by 7.9%. General director of ART TOUR operator Dmitry Arutyunov confirms: “The destination is so popular that on some days Emirates puts an additional flight, which will be a third flight from Moscow to Dubai. If demand continues, this flight will become daily.”
TourDom.ru readers answered a question if a state of emergency will force them to cancel their trip
Most readers of the TourDom.ru portal are not afraid to go to a country where a state of emergency has been announced. But with one exception – if there is no military action going on. According to preliminary results of the survey, by November 13, 53% of 304 people won’t cancel their trip. The reason for the survey was the emergency regime announced a few days ago in Egyptian Luxor – due to the mass pilgrimage from November 11th to 17th, associated with the celebration of the Prophet Muhammad.
In general, the results show us that 28% will wait until the state of emergency is canceled, 10% were the most wary – they will stay at home, and 9% will prefer another, safer direction.
- Travel Industry
Federal Antimonopoly Service reports violation of Booking.com antitrust laws
The Federal Antimonopoly Service warned to Booking.com about the need to terminate actions that violate the antitrust laws of the Russian Federation. The corresponding message was published on Tuesday, November 12th, on the Federal Antimonopoly Service official website.
The point is that the online booking service imposes on the hotel “unfavorable terms of the contract”. For example, hotels cannot public a lower rate in other online booking systems. If this condition is not met, Booking.com will reduce the rating of the accommodation on its website.
Samui exults: 32 charters with Russians will be carried to Thai province
Nordwind Airlines will carry more than 12 thousand Russian tourists to the Thai airport of Surat Thani province, from which it will be possible to reach Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao hotels. The charter flight program will last from December 27th to April 22nd and includes 32 flights by Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. This was reported on November 13th by the local information publication Khaosodenglish with reference to the governor of the province Witchavut Hinta. This information was confirmed to the portal TourDom.ru by the tour operator Pegas Touristik, which is the main holder of those flights.
- Destination News
The deadline is set for submission of documents for a Schengen visa before New Year 2020
Considering the dates of the trip, as well as the fact that the visa centers and consulates of the Catholic countries will be closed on December 24th–26th, last day for submission documents is on December 15th. Regional companies should focus on an even earlier period – the beginning of December, considering the delivery of documents. Additionally, it is important to say that it is faster to get visa of such countries as France, Spain, Italy, unlike Czech Republic and Finland.