Travel News Digest Wednesday 26 May
The air blockade of Belarus is becoming more and more obvious. May 26 plane Belavia was unable to deliver passengers to Barcelona and returned to Minsk, as European countries refused to provide the corridor.
Representatives of Belarusian travel companies are tense: if the isolation actions become large-scale and affect not only regular, but also charter flights to popular countries, the tourist business will cease to exist, and hundreds of thousands of Belarusians will be left without summer vacations. We will continue to follow the development of events, but for now we will introduce you to other news.
In Egypt, completed the universal vaccination of employees of hotels and travel companies. Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh hope that this will speed up the arrival of charter flights from Russia – they are expected in June.
Tourist Greece is also waiting: negotiations with Russian Foreign Ministry, contrary to expectations, did not lead to the cancellation of the limitation on the number of flights. The consequences are obvious: the minimum ticket price Aeroflot to Athens in June – almost 80 thousand rubles. At the same time, the entire business class is sold out, but there are offers from other carriers for 315 thousand.
One can understand Aeroflot: passenger traffic fell by 55% in comparison with 2019, it is necessary to somehow earn money and compensate for the losses. But there will be more flights from the regions to Gelendzhik, they promise to sell tickets for 6-8 thousand rubles. Read more about the airline’s performance indicators here.
The resorts of the Krasnodar Territory alone cannot satisfy the demand for summer vacations. Therefore, the government allocated a billion rubles for the creation of master plans for the tourism development of the territories.
The gold ring becomes “gold”. And at the same time, it is trying to curb the rise in prices for vacations in popular regions – Rostourism and the Public Council have created a website where you can complain about the high cost. At first glance, it is unclear why collecting a heap of complaints and how this might affect prices. But, according to experts, everything is simple: someone needs a database.
Putin signed a law on tourist visas for foreigners.
Russian Railways will encourage vaccinated passengers and cut down on dining carriages.
Hotels in Bulgaria are waiting for Russian tourists in June.
Young tourists will not be able to relax in Crimea without a PCR test.