The resumption of Charter flights between Russia and Turkey has led to a sharp increase in tourist demand for this area. Now Turkey accounts for 40% of tours to the sales of travel agencies and a leader in the summer of Tunisia and Greece are now second and third respectively, the newspaper “Kommersant”.
According to forecasts, the total for September and October Turkey can visit more than 150 thousand tourists from Russia. According to estimates of the network “Hot tours” in September, Turkey accounts for 41% of sales, 10 times more than the August numbers, and corresponds to the level of the same period last year.
Turkey was the leader in the number of requests and “<url>”, it accounts for 30%, or even 3 percentage points higher than in September last year.
Thus, Turkey managed to regain the status of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists at least for the autumn season, the newspaper notes.
In this case, recall that the number of tourists from Russia to Turkey this year fell by 70-80% compared to the previous. Earlier it was reported that the Turkish authorities agreed to the 63 Charter flights from Russia a week.
The tour operators talk about more significant growth in sales of tours in Turkey. According to the representative of Tez Tour Larissa fanboy the sale of tours to Turkey is now twice the level of last year as affected by pent-up demand and lack of offerings in Egypt.
The moratorium on the sale of tours to Turkey for the Russian tour operators acted seven months and was removed in early September. It was introduced at the end of November 2015 on the backdrop of a sharp deterioration of relations between Moscow and Ankara after the collapse in Syria a Russian military plane su-24.
At the same time, restrictions on the sale of permits in Egypt operating since autumn of last year, continue to operate. A phased resumption of flights will begin in October, says the Egyptian press.