At the meeting with the capital journalists "Natalie Tours" company declared about coming to the French market. Sales of rounds began already on July 12, and the operator promises instant
confirmation of tours, interesting programs and convenient joining flights from the regions.
The flight program starts on September 8 2012, it is planned as all-the-year-round. Transaero company will act as a carrier. Departures will be carried out from the capital airports of Domodedovo and Vnukovo five times a week: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. After, since the fourth quarter 2012, daily flights are planned. In future "Natalie Tours" intends to add in the flight program direct flights from the large Russian cities and CIS countries. «Our volumes are now equal to 100 seats a week, but it only for the first two months, further expansion is planned », - Natalia Vorobyova, managing director of "Natalie Tours" emphasized. She added that cooperation with other carriers, besides "Transaero", is possible.
The reasons why the company decided to start up a new tourist direction, Olga Vyshinskaya, the product director of "Natalie Tours" sounded: «There were some reasons and preconditions: first, this is an all-year-round direction without sharp splashes and falling. Secondly, we are engaged long ago in Spain and Italy, we gained considerable experience which we want to use. Thirdly, in France there is a possibility to organize rest both of economy class and of premium level. And one of the major reasons - now on the direction there is no certain leader therefore our start is very timely». Natalia Vorobyova, in turn, noted that from next winter the company plans to be engaged in French "mountain skiing".
Olga Vyshinskaya also told about the developed programs and routes. For example, about a series of rounds «Paris classic», «Palaces and castles», «Paris romantic», and also, especially for children, «Paris - Disneyland». The operator offers affordable accommodation in Disneyland: tourists will stay in a hotel located nearby Disneyland, but not entered into its support; therefore the prices there are much lower. Also the operator plans to offer combined tours consisting of "sightseeing" in Paris and beach rest in the French Riviera. The special program «City break» is developed for business tourists that includes air flight and habitation.
Speaking about the season on the whole, Natalia Vorobyova noted that the general growth of the market makes 15-20%, "Natalie Tours" tour operator plans to finish the season with growth indicators in 25-30%. And for this purpose, according to the general director, there are all preconditions: because of "weak" euro good growth is fixed across Spain (for 40 %), for 20 % in other European directions. The dollar directions feel in this season much worse: Turkey therefore, on Natalia Vorobyeva's forecasts, it is not necessary to wait for positive financial result as it strongly rose in price. Caribbean countries are distinguished by surplus of transportation therefore tour operators should reduce the prices. The similar situation is on the Thai direction. And here indicators across the United Arab Emirates please "Natalie Tours" - growth is almost absolute, it is connected with a large number of regional programs. The situation with Greece develops better, than last year. «If a year ago practically all tour operators didn't receive profit on the Greek direction, now a part began to earn from them», - the head of "Natalie Tours" noted.