Russian tour operators have abandoned the burning stages

Russian tour operators have almost completely abandoned the sale of hot tours. If the vouchers with significant discounts accounted for 20 percent of sales, now we are talking about isolated cases. According to “Kommersant”, the format disappeared amid ongoing within two years of the crisis in the tourist market.

The representative of “Onliner” Igor Blinov said that if until 2014, about 15 percent of the vouchers sold at a significant discount, and now these proposals the company has almost no. “Requests from clients left, but to find them something almost impossible: the cost of the tour, bought a few days before departure, now is 30-40 percent higher than in the pre-sale, and not Vice versa,” — said the expert.

I agree with Blinov Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze. It is estimated that over the past two years, the proportion of burning stages decreased from 15-20 to 3-5 percent.

Lomidze said that one of the reasons for the lack of similar offerings on the market can be called “closed” Egypt and lower Commission travel agents: if earlier on the last minute her size could reach 30 percent, now it is no more than about 12-13 percent.

In early February, the survey found that the majority of Russian tourists are ready to change the plans for the vacation in case of renewal of flights to Egypt.