Travel News Digest Saturday 3 October
Travel agents are sounding the alarm: tourists with school-age children who have booked a vacation in Turkey are faced with a problem – if a coronavirus patient is detected in the class, all other students are sent to mandatory self-isolation. Parents are at a loss: what to do in such situations – whether to refuse tours so as not to run into sanctions for non-compliance with their child’s quarantine, or not to change plans and go on a trip. We contacted the hotline Rospotrebnadzor and found out the legal side of the issue.
But 2 thousand Estonian tourists ended up without a long-awaited holiday in Turkey at all. They should “thank” their government for this, which, only at the end of the high tourist season, finally gave the green light to tour operators to organize charter flights to Turkish resorts, and then at the last moment withdrew its own decision. And without even warning the participants of the travel market. The hope now is for a wide public response: the tour operator TEZ TOUR, which also operates in Estonia, has sent an open letter to the Prime Minister of the country. Time will show whether this will yield a result, at least one of the Estonian MEPs has already spoken out in defense of the tourist industry and travelers.
Meanwhile, the authorities of Russian megacities are forced to return to restrictive measures in connection with the new wave of coronavirus infection. Following the Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov recommended that companies in the northern capital transfer some of their employees to remote work. Will the tourism business follow the offers to switch to telecommuting? Find out what the survey showed on this topic on the TourDom.ru portal.
It is also interesting to read: Why the newest domestic cruise ship “Mustai Karim” failed to enter the port of Rostov-on-Don and will it be able to continue the planned route?
The staff of Russian hotels with the help of video tutorials will teach guests to smile.