Travel News Digest Thursday, May 10
Air traffic with Turkey remains the most actively discussed topic among our readers. Another reason for hundreds of comments on the Krysha TurDoma telegram channel was the news of the meeting of representatives of the Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministries that took place on June 8. During the talks, several issues were discussed, including the most exciting one for Russian tourists – when will flights to Turkish resorts resume. True, the negotiators did not achieve any significant results on this score, but Turkey positively assessed the meeting with the Russian side. What the TourDom.ru audience thinks about this can be read in the comments to the news.
Tourists wait and believe that the Turkish direction, along with Egypt and Greece, will still open and they will be able to have a good rest in the summer. This is evidenced by the results of a poll in the Telegram channel. True, there are those among the readers who urge not to guess on the coffee grounds and go to foreign resorts with transfers.
While flights to Turkey are limited, regular flights with several foreign countries have been resumed from June 10. More precisely, the airlines received permission to do so. Among them are Austria, Hungary, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mauritius. But these destinations are still closed for Russian tourists. But Morocco, Croatia, as well as Albania, where charters are now allowed, are quite interesting for Russians from the point of view of tourism. About which airlines will fly to these countries – read more in the material.
Let’s move on from regular flights to cargo and passenger flights. Recall earlier Rostourism and Rosaviatsia advised tour operators not to use flights with this status for tourist purposes. As a result, travel agents began to receive the first claims from tourists whose tours on cargo and passenger flights were canceled. A lawyer commented on the situation.
And a little more about aviation. Airline AZUR air received permits for regular flights to Cambodia from 12 Russian cities. Of course, there is no talk of starting flights to this country yet, especially since it is closed for tourists. But in the current situation, it cannot be ruled out that the Russians will have the opportunity to see the Angkor Wat temple earlier than the beaches of Antalya.
Bali can also start accepting tourists from Russia. The Minister of Trade of Indonesia told about it Muhammad Lutfi… According to him, the flow of tourists from our country may resume in late August – early September. But everything will depend on the level of vaccination of local residents from the coronavirus.
Let’s switch to purely domestic tourism. The southern regions of the country are beginning to burst at the seams from the influx of tourists, which affects their comfortable stay. So, in one of the Anapa boarding houses, they did not expect a full load at the very beginning of June, which is why the guests were faced with a shortage of food and queues in the dining room. They provided video from the scene to the TourDom.ru portal. After their publication, the hotel administration announced the elimination of the problem and apologized to the tourists.
Another piece of news concerns children’s recreation. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the allocation of additional 4.5 billion rubles. to compensate for half the cost of a trip to health camps. This money is intended for citizens who purchased it before the start of the children’s cashback program.
And in conclusion, let’s return to the topic of air traffic. It became known that Russian companies transported 8.78 million people in May. Compared to 2019, this figure fell by 19%. Against this background, the results look impressive “Victory”… In the last spring month, the carrier served 43% more passengers than 2 years earlier. And this is not surprising – budget flights around the country are in demand more than ever during the period of closed borders.
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