At the moment, tours in Turkey with flights are sold on scheduled flights as charters were until recently prohibited. However, the transition to formation of the packages on the basis of the Charter the cost can be reduced by approximately 30%, says Director of tourism company “Inna Tur” Elena Konkina.
Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Dmitry Gorin predicts lower prices for Turkey from the current proposals by 15-30%. Yet not all hotels have agreed with the tour operators about the resumption of pre-crisis programs, the expert explains. Also expect that the Turkish government will begin to subsidize the organizers of Charter flights.
Previously commercial Director of a network of tourist agencies “Shop of travel” Alexander Preobrazhensky told RBC that in order to return to the market of Turkish hoteliers ready to give discount of 25% or more from the price of accommodation, which operated until prohibition.
Development Director at online travel Agency OneTwoTrip Arkady Gines utverzhaet that Turkey is already one of the cheapest destinations for a beach holiday. The cost of travel with hotel 3 star in Antalya for a week at the beginning of August will cost 26 thousand rubles per person, and 5 star hotel — from 37 thousand rubles. For comparison, a similar proposal for Cyprus starts from 35 thousand and 50 thousand respectively. For a comparable vacation in Sochi will have to pay 41 thousand and 54 thousand (note that OneTwoTrip sells packages in the format “flight+hotel”, not including transfers and other services).
On the eve of President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree lifting the ban on the sale of vacation packages and Charter flights to Turkey. It was introduced after in November 2015 by the Turkish military near the Syrian-Turkish border was shot down by a Russian su-24 bomber.
July 1, Directorate General of civil aviation of Turkey announced the resumption of Charter flights to Turkey next week. The first flight is scheduled for July 7.
At the same time, several tour operators have announced the beginning of sales of tours to Turkey. So, “TEZ Tour” has declared that is ready to send Russian tourists to Turkey since July 1, but the urgency will have to pay: the cost of a week tour for two persons in hotel 3 stars at the operator starts from 96 thousand rubles (that is 48 thousand rubles per person). On the last days of July any suggestions for a price of 66 thousand over the same trip.
ANEX Tour sells tours to Turkey with departure after 13 July. Price per week in Antalya in a three star hotel for two starts from 44 thousand. “Pegas Touristik” offers flights from 14 July. The average cost of the package with the double room in hotel 3* is around 69 thousand RUB.