In Russia, massively closed travel agencies

In Russia, due to the fall in the tourism product demand associated with the current economic situation, was closed for at least 10% of travel agencies, reduced by about 15% of the industry personnel.This was announced by President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Sergei studs at a conference in Moscow.In Russia, due to falling demand in the tourism product associated with the current economic situation, it was closed for at least 10% of travel agencies, reduced by about 15% of the industry personnel.This was announced by President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Sergei studs at a conference in Moscow.

"is already closed for at least 10% of travel agencies, reduced by about 15% of the staff," - he said the studs, adding that Russia also closed about 3-4% of hotels.Given the fact that tourism associated with a number of related industries, by the second half of the year with the unfavorable development of the demand can be reduced to 70 thousand people, he predicts.According to the studs,

the preliminary results of the tourism industry in the first half can be draw only after the season May

Summing up the preliminary results of the tourist season of New Year's, President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry said that the drop in demand for tours was about 30%.On the massive beach areas demand fell by 40%

for bus tours - 10%

ski tours - by 10-15%, while there has been a clear reorientation of consumers to cheaper products.It sold well, such as cheap European tours.

Meanwhile, reports "Interfax", the economic and financial crisis has forced the Russians in 2008 to revise their consumption plans - giving up of tours, repair and tuition fees, many citizens began to invest in the purchase of cars, household appliances and communications equipment,studies show sociologists.It is worth mentioning that among the items of expenditure, from whom many Russians have in the past year to give up as I find sociologists, were tourist trips and tuition fees - it were willing to spend their money at the beginning of the year by 12% of Russians, but were able to implement suchplans only 4% and 7% respectively.