April 24, 2024

Athens News

News in English from Greece

VIP tourists from Russia travel to Italy, Greece and France


Elite travelers from Russia are choosing European and eastern destinations, despite geopolitical difficulties.

This was reported by the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the tour operator PAC Group. Among the most popular destinations for Russian VIP tourists is Greece, which is among the top five. Experts note:

“There is a growing interest in ski holidays in Europe: for example, according to data this winter, Courchevel showed an increase in attendance by 65%, and many other ski resorts have reopened to our compatriots.”

The demand in Turkey and the UAE also remains high among high-budget tourists. Pre-booking of tours to Turkey has increased by 75% compared to last year, writes Lenta.ru. AT ATOR They say:

“Turkey is becoming a year-round destination for VIP tourism, with the high-end segment in Istanbul continuing to show steady growth.”

Opportunities visit Greece In the coming summer season, there will be more Russian tourists, and the geography of places where you can stay on vacation will expand. True, as in the previous 2 years, you will still have to get there through third countries. “From June 28, Air Arabia launches direct flights from Sharjah to Athens, and from Moscow to the Greek capital there is a convenient connection (the airbus arrives in the Emirates from Domodedovo at 07:00, 2 hours later the flight to Athens). Now we are negotiating about blocks of seats on flights,” Anatoly Garkushin, general director of the Pantheon tour operator, told TourDom.ru. Flying to Athens means more holiday options in mainland Greece, particularly in the popular resort of Loutraki and the Peloponnese.



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