OREANDA-NEWSRefusal of tourists from trips to China was recorded by one of the largest tour operators Intourist, the Russian media reported in the press service of the company. “We confirm that the Intourist reservation system has refused tours to China”, said the representative of the tour operator. We are talking about single refusals from tours to Hainan for the coming dates, Intourist said, adding that China is not the key for the company, and it sends not so many tourists there for vacation.

The situation with China was reflected in the demand for tours to Thailand and Vietnam: “Agents and tourists are worried, calls have been sent to the Intourist’s contact center asking how safe the rest is in these countries of Southeast Asia”, said a representative of Intourist.

But the demand for airline tickets to China and Southeast Asian countries has increased. According to Aviasales, demand for tickets to China in January 2020 increased by 17% compared with January of the previous year, while interest in tourists to Thailand and South Korea increased by 27% and 72%, respectively. Russian flow to China is the largest in July, August and September - on average, demand in these months increases to 50%, Aviasales added.