The former prices for holidays will no longer exist and you will have to forget about cheap trips to China. This is how tour operators from the most interested region, Primorye, assessed the situation. How shocked they were by the rise in prices for tour components.
Note that we are talking about border tourism, which existed and was very popular in the pre-Covid years between China and Russian Primorye. After the news about the resumption of road communication between Russia and China, local tourists are looking forward to when tours resume. However, it seems that now there will be no hype in sales – the publication “Federal.Press” cites the point of view of the workers of the tourist industry. The reason is that prices have almost doubled.
“Before, China was popular because the price of a trip to Suifenhe was from 5,000 rubles. Now their cost will start from 9 thousand rubles. The rise in price is associated with changes in gasoline prices, and with transportation fees, and with a rise in the price of everything. Not everyone will be ready to go with their family for a few days to the Celestial Empire for such a price, ”Anna Filimonova, director of the Roads of the World travel company from Vladivostok, commented to the publication.
At the same time, she added that while local tourists have high expectations – everyone is waiting for news about the opening of sales of tours and many calls come in with questions about prices and dates of trips. It is not specified how much tourists are warned about the rise in prices.
However, they do not expect a restart before the end of January. “So far, we cannot announce any specific dates. We hope that the situation will become clearer after the Chinese New Year,” the Vladivostok expert noted. As a reminder, this year it will be celebrated from January 22.
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