about 20-30% of the retail travel agencies leave the market industry, as you won’t be able to refocus on the sale of tours only by Russia. This forecast was voiced by the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.
Earlier it was noted that high demand for the southern resorts of Russia and the opening of new Charter programs in the country suggests that the summer season 2020 can already be considered valid.
“We did not conduct special monitoring, but, according to experts, the crisis of the tourism industry caused by the pandemic coronavirus, the market would leave about 20-30% of travel agencies”, — said Lomidze in an interview with RIA “Novosti”.
At the same time she is sure that the tour operator sector is likely to remain in the same composition. At least, the big players will continue to work.
Recall that in early July President of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Andrey Ignatyev predicted that the volumes of Russian tourism industry, which it had before the global crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 will be restored not earlier 2022-2023 years.
“to Restore your volumes the industry will be long. We give partial recovery until the end of 2021. The volumes that we had before the coronavirus, we could only be purchased in 2022, maybe even in 2023”, — the expert believes.
At the same time, he said that none of the tour operators of Russia has not left the market during the crisis of the industry caused by the pandemic.
a Day earlier, Vice-President of the PCT Yuri Barzykin expressed the view that support for the Russian tourism industry and potential visitors from the state will promote the “socialization” of tourism, giving the opportunity to relax for people with low income and socially unprotected categories of citizens.
In his words, “support itcates, but it needs to be expanded children’s activities, support programs for medical personnel and other population groups”.
Barzykin believes that “this approach will enable a greater degree of socialization of tourism with the support of the state. Moreover, he pointed out that the demand for tourism products is, but it is necessary to provide a sufficient solvency of people.
let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.
may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.
on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.
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