Informe semanal de noticias del mercado ruso de la Oficina de Turismo de Tenerife en Moscú
- Aviation New
In Russia, before the normalization of the situation with coronavirus, a complete ban on transit flights of foreign citizens from China was introduced. On Wednesday, February 5, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister said that charters to China will stop flying from February 14th.
The closure of China triggered the growth of sales to Caribbean and the UAE. This was reported to Profi.Travel by representatives of the tourist market on February 7. Moreover, this destinations are chosen not only by those travelers who are changing their tours to Chinese or other Asian destinations like Thailand or Vietnam, but also by new tourists.
- Travel Industry
Tour operators specializing in Greece have noted a sharp increase in the rate of early booking compared to last year. The main players planned an increase in volumes by an average of 15-20%. According to Achilles Mihailidis, head of sales at Mouzenidis Travel, the increase in early booking for Greece this season is partly due to Brexit of UK, including the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook crash.
Prices for Thailand tour packages fell due to Coronavirus by 10-17%. According to Victor Kriventsov, general director of Ilves-Tour, the DMC Thai company, several hotels in Thailand offer tactical special offers for the coming weeks, realizing the damage from the absence of Chinese tourists.
- Destination News
The Russian Investment Forum, which was scheduled for February 12th – 14th in Sochi, has been postponed indefinitely. This was ordered by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia.