Last week, the final, fourth chain of practical conferences for travel industry specialists, dedicated to current trends and technologies – Travel Tech RoadShow, ended.
The program of events in the Ural region was supplemented by such companies as Busfer, Royal Park Tourism Service and agencies “Travel Brands of the Year”. The experts spoke about the current open tourist destinations for both mass and business tourism, and also shared analytics on the development of the Russian transport market and the possibilities of supporting travel agencies in our difficult time.
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Svetlana Kulikova, Deputy General Director of Solvex, spoke about the unprecedented conditions for agents selling tours in Russia and copyright programs for children's health camps Orlyonok, Tochka Opory, Zhemchuzhina Rossii and Kazakevich DOL. As part of the incentive program for this area, agencies can expect to receive up to 50% of the cashback program, but not more than 20,000 rubles for their clients within 5 days after paying with the MIR card.
Representatives of the reliable DMC in the UAE Royal Park, Lyubov Ovchinnikova and Elizaveta Belyakovashared the latest company news. At the moment, agents can book more than 500 hotels in all emirates through Royal Park, tickets for the most relevant events and excursions, in addition, customers can rent cars of any brand and transfer through the transport company Royal Miles. All Royal Park partners get access to a personal online booking system, as well as access to various additional options and current payment methods.
Angelika Evdokimova, Commercial Director of Busfer transfer company, spoke about the development of the Russian transport market in 2021 and 2022, as well as about the modern opportunities that the company offers for agents. In addition to the multimodal fleet, which allows the organization of transfers and rental vehicles with a driver around the world, Busfer also has its own online booking system, which allows the client to receive instant confirmation of the service 24/7. The interface adapted for mobile devices makes it possible to work online in any convenient place.
Roman Tsallagov, business development manager of the Mexican holding RCD HOTELS,in his speeches, he focused on the new Residence Inn by Marriott apart-hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, which are now in demand among travelers from Russia. The apartments offer studios from 40 sq.m with a fully equipped kitchen and daily cleaning, hot breakfast, 24/7 front desk, rooftop pools, fitness room, Wi-Fi throughout the complex, as well as free parking and transfer from hotel to the beach and the nearest shopping centers.
Dmitry Rukosuev, Commercial Director of TBG Network Management Company,made an important statement: for the first time in 15 years, a reputable brand began to actively expand its geography, inviting new members to join its ranks. Being one of the most reputable networks in Russia, the TBG Network offers not only an increased commission, legal assistance, direct contacts with the heads of tour operator companies, but also multi-vector training for managers and leaders within the framework of the TBG Academy project. According to Dmitry, since the opening of representative offices in the Federal cities of Russia is a priority task for the management company, we have actively begun to develop and expand the network. He reported.
Cruises are becoming one of the most independent and accessible segments of tourism in the conditions of closed borders. DonInturflot, which previously worked with foreign tourists, reoriented its fleet to serve the domestic market during the pandemic. The company's fleet includes 11 river-sea class vessels equipped with modern equipment and interiors that meet European standards of comfort/premium. Alexey Ponomarev, DonInturflot sales managerspoke about the current cruise programs of the company lasting from 3 to 15 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and other cities of Russia, including unique routes that include calls to Veliky Novgorod.
In the context of sanctions and breaking business ties with foreign companies, it is especially important to have a reliable Russian partner for booking various travel services. Konstantin Nestenerko, head of MixVel product marketing, spoke about Sirena-Travel's domestic development – the MixVel platform, which provides agencies with the opportunity to sell the services of various travel industry suppliers: airlines, buses, rail transport, hotels, – within a single platform. MixVel is a modern ecosystem for business travel, online and classical agencies, which provides various agency tools: API, Agency Cabinet, Mobile Agency Cabinet and Cashier's Cabinet.
Doninturflot JSC is the general partner of the event ” is one of the largest Russian cruise companies with a long history, which has been operating cruises on all shipping lines of the European part of Russia for more than 30 years.