the Vast majority of professionals in the tourism industry say the decline (domestic) tourist arrivals in Russia after the acute phase of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19. These are the results of a survey conducted by organizers of the contest “Masters of hospitality” among the more than 500 professionals of the tourism industry of the country.
“half of the survey participants said that now work in their region is still virtually no. At the same time, 22% said that tourists this summer has been much more. Answered mostly in the southern Federal district — apparently, this is due to the opening of the resorts of the Krasnodar territory and the Crimea. In other regions, there remains a downturn in tourist arrivals,” PRIME quoted the head of the competition “Master of hospitality” Evgeny Malygin.
we will Remind, last Thursday the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, said the TV channel “Russia 24” that the national project for the development of domestic tourism will be presented in the fall. He agreed that tourism “is a very important direction” and national project “Tourism” will respond “to the challenges to date, including put pandemic (coronavirus infection COVID-19 — ed.)”.
As the Prime Minister said, the President’s approval concerning this project obtained, in examining “appropriate measures”, “in the fall and will present it to everybody.”
Meanwhile, about 20-30% retail travel agents can leave the market industry, as you won’t be able to refocus on the sale of tours only by Russia. This forecast last week 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 allows us to say that hthe 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.
In early July, the 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.
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.
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.
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