On February 24, a temporary restriction of flights to airports in southern Russia was introduced. The ban was valid until March 2, but the restriction was extended several times. According to the latest data, airports will not operate until March 26. In this regard, in cities that have fallen under the restrictions, there is a massive cancellation of bookings. The team of the national booking system Bronevik.com analyzed the number of cancellations and talked about which cities lost the most guests.
Simferopol suffered the most. In the near future, he will meet 68% fewer tourists than planned. Kursk lost almost half of the guests during the period of restrictions on the work of airports, and after it, the volume of bookings in Krasnodar also decreased by 40%. Stavropol during this difficult period will be visited by 39% fewer tourists.
According to the Association of Hospitality Industry Professionals (APIG), accommodation facilities in the Rostov region in late February – early March 2022 recorded a record refusal of bookings – it amounted to 25%. These data are also confirmed by Bronevik.com statistics: according to the company, more than 20% of bookings in border Belgorod and Bryansk were canceled, and the number of trips to Anapa decreased by one-fifth. Gelendzhik (21%), Voronezh (18%), Lipetsk (16%) and Oryol (16%) also suffered from airport closures.
Accommodation facilities are currently in a state of uncertainty for many reasons. This is not only about the political and economic situation, but also about the decrease in the number of foreign tourists and the departure from the Russian market of international platforms for booking hotels and apartments, which provided a significant influx of guests. Some market players have taken a position of passive observation and assess the real demand, others are at the stage of planning a cost increase, and still others have already raised prices due to rising supplier prices.
Despite the temporary inaccessibility of the main resorts of the country, it is worth remembering that today country hotels, camp sites and sanatoriums are still working, which can be quickly and easily reached. This accommodation option will allow you to reboot and change the situation even close to home, without wasting time on the road. You can make a reservation of any type on the website Bronevik.com, and when paying with a Mir card, you can also get a cashback for a trip in the amount of 20% as part of the tourist cashback program from Rostourism.