Travel News Digest Tuesday, April 27
Perhaps the main news on Tuesday. The media got hold of the document: Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova instructed The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Air Transport Agency and Rospotrebnadzor to assess the possibility of resuming flights with a number of other countries. The list includes 10 countries of the European Union, including Cyprus, as well as Tunisia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Israel and Morocco, desirable for tourists. Judging by the wording in the document, it should be considered for the time being as an expression of the wishes of the aviation industry. The last word will be for Rospotrebnadzor, because it is he who assesses the epidemiological situation, on the basis of which the headquarters decides to resume flights. Nevertheless, the news certainly gives hope for the expansion of the range of travel companies.
By the way, note that Egypt is also mentioned in the document – in the context of increasing traffic on already open routes. Tour operators are now allowed to sell only tours with a flight through Cairo. They were not in great demand before, but as soon as Turkey was closed, there was a shortage of an affordable product. Therefore, two large tour operators immediately announced the launch of flights to Cairo from Russian cities – it is better to get to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh by a roundabout route with a long ground transfer than to be left without the sea at all.
Read our material on which hotels on the Red Sea can be considered as a substitute for Turkish 5 * hotels.
And for those who still hope to have a rest in Turkey soon, we recommend that you read the news from the airline “Victory” – affiliated with Aeroflot (and hence with the state. – Ed.) the carrier canceled flights to Antalya for the whole summer.
Many fans of rest abroad have no choice but to spend the summer in Russia. The demand is huge, which has a downside. One of the key problems can be overbooking – the editorial office receives alarming signals that hotels in the southern regions are canceling bookings on the eve of arrivals. There are suggestions to create a “black list”.
Meanwhile, according to travel agencies, many tourists are hiding and are in no hurry to buy tours for the summer: they are waiting for Rosturizm to officially announce the extension of the cashback program. A similar situation is with children’s rest, where cashback is promised at a rate of 50%.
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