Russian Tour Operators Association: 533 thousand tour was sold to Turkey

In a statement from Moscow on flights between Turkey and Russia, it was decided to limit between April 15 to June 1 and charth normal flight. The statement on the subject came from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. Golikova, “charth of regular flights between Turkey and Russia, and the decision was made to limit between April 15 to June 1.” said.

Moscow decided to discontinue flights to Turkey for a period of 1.5 months of government has affected hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens who dream Turkey both for holidays, as well as a blow to the Russian tourism.


Russian Tour Operators Association ATOR, in a statement about the damage to be incurred due to the ban, announced that 533 thousand tour packages were sold between April 15 and June 1, when the flight ban was imposed, and stated that 32 billion rubles (approximately $ 413.7 million) were paid for these tours. It was noted that 40 percent of the tour purchasers were made up of families with children, while thousands of people applied to tour agencies to get their money back due to cancellations.

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