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The General Director of travel company “Natalie tours” Vladimir Vorobiev said that the unexpected success of the Russian national team on football has led to lower demand for outbound tourism. About it reports RBC.
“Problems with the sales and liquidity of the company deteriorated after the start of the world Cup, when the success of Russian national team began to cause more and more Russians prefer to stay in Russia, and in our assessment, and assessment of our colleagues, additional drop in sales amounted to more than 40 percent,” — said Vorobyov.
“We tried this situation to rectify, unfortunately, this led to even greater losses, creating financial problems,” he added.
The head of the company noted that the financial problems can also be the ruble. “You know, the ruble steadily cheaper, and this is certainly not conducive to the outbound tourist flow from Russia”, — said Vorobyov.
Earlier on 4 Jul Vorobyov said that the tour operator cancels all tours booked and paid in connection with financial problems. June 30, “Natalie tours” canceled Charter program due to low financial performance. After that, thousands of customers are Russian companies have suffered because of the outstanding debt of the tour operator in front of the Turkish partner, the host company Peninsula Tours.
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