Travel News Digest Friday, May 21
Specialists’ attention on Friday was attracted by a technical failure in the Saber system, due to which check-in for flights did not work at many airports around the world. IN Sheremetyevo more than 100 flights were delayed, problems were also felt in the USA and Australia. Many passengers missed connecting flights. In a few hours Aeroflot announced troubleshooting. However, the question of the reasons remains open. The Saber itself is talking about a “hardware redundancy” failure. This situation raised questions – will Aeroflot passengers become more secure if the data is stored on domestic servers, and the carrier itself switches to domestic software? Experts do not give an exact answer. It is only known that similar failures occurred with other systems, the location of the servers does not matter.
Official speeches also drew a lot of attention on Friday. Official representative Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova saidthat the hasty opening of borders could worsen the COVID situation and lead to new restrictions on air traffic. Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, speaking to young people, said that Russians began to travel abroad for “all inclusive” “because of propaganda.” Both are vigorously discussed in our Telegram channel “Roof of the TourDoma”.
Sri Lankan authorities seem to agree with Maria Zakharova, temporarily closing entry to all foreigners. But other countries still open their borders. Israel will begin accepting groups of foreign tourists from May 23.
Spain – in June, but so far only vaccinated. Mexico did not close, so after the decision of the headquarters to resume flights, two tour operators announced the organization of direct flights. BUT S7 puts more flights to Cyprus. Tourism is gradually reviving, but undergoing changes, which the company summarized in its research. Amadeus…
In Russia, it seems, there is only one trend – rest is becoming more expensive. FAS, Rostourism and Rospotrebnadzor, for their part, once again threatened tour operators and hoteliers, warning them about the inadmissibility of canceling previously made reservations for the purpose of subsequent resale at a higher price. To make it easier for citizens to complain about the “unreasonable” increase in tariffs, Rosturizm launched a special website. For those who cannot afford hotels, certified guest houses are being prepared – the relevant law has already been submitted to the State Duma.
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