In March, the number of travel agency business for sale in Russia rapidly increased. Moreover, the initial price for a “ready-made” travel agency is lower than the price of a cheap tour. This information was published by Business FM, in turn referring to the data of the Avito service.
According to them, the price of a ready-made agency in St. Petersburg turned out to be only 50 thousand rubles – and this is even lower than the price of a “budget” tour to the same Turkey or Egypt. Business FM experts tried to find out the reason for such a cheap price. Here is the answer of the chief accountant of the company in full: “The founder worked for a long time, then his business simply came to naught. He dealt with Egypt, Turkey, the Emirates, Jordan, and now everything. It's just that all the customers have stopped traveling. Someone left. He had a constant circle of clients, he lost them. This is a zero company, it’s just that it’s been for many years, there are no jambs.”
It should be noted that ready-made travel agencies in the Moscow region are already more expensive – the starting price is from 400 thousand.
There are also offers for the sale of the hotel business, but here the prices are much higher. The current recreation center in the Kemerovo region is sold for a little more than 4 million A, a tourist complex in the village of Chemal in Altai for 185 million rubles.
The CEO of Space Travel tour operator Artur Muradyan commented on the situation as follows. “Some travel agents have decided to stop working in the tourism sector. And the other part, who confidently defended and thought about expanding, now sees an opportunity to buy an already working staff with a certain pool of clients at a cheaper price. Demand itself has not grown, we just see a reformatting, someone is moving from internal to external, someone is changing the format, well, and someone is simply going out of business,” the expert said.
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