Tours to a new country in Southeast Asia begin from Russia on direct flights, and this is not China

Tours to a new Southeast Asian country on direct flights start from Russia, and this is not China

Winter the season for Russian tourists will, apparently, be marked by “niche” offers. From Russia, or rather from Novosibirsk, from September 6, tours to a new country in Southeast Asia begin on direct flights, and this is not China, and not other more familiar countries. We are talking about Myanmar Airways flights to Myanmar (formerly Burma). As tour operators commented for ATOR, this direction has never been massive, but package tours are already being prepared and there are prospects for demand.

On average, a Russian tourist has a rather poor idea of ​​the tourism opportunities in Myanmar, what kind of country it is and what to see there. As a rule, few people got to the country, combining it with holidays in Thailand and Vietnam, as well as with Laos, India and Malaysia.

“The launch of direct flights on the route Novosibirsk – Mandalay (technical landing) – Yangon against the backdrop of a continuing shortage of available foreign destinations will warm up the interest of Russians in Myanmar,” Artur Muradyan, general director of Space Travel tour operator, is sure. He stated that package tours to Myanmar for tourists from Novosibirsk “are at the final stage of formation” and will soon be put up for sale. Excursion and beach tours are expected. “Demand will be strong. The inhabitants of Siberia, including Novosibirsk, are traditionally big fans of Southeast Asia. And with new flights, they will have access to one more interesting country in Southeast Asia,” he said. Moreover, according to his estimates, Myanmar has every chance of becoming a good alternative to Vietnam in the upcoming winter season, where direct flights now fly from only one Russian city – Irkutsk. Prices are expected to be “about the same as Thailand”.

At the same time, Intourist also named the problems of the direction – first of all, the fact that the popular Myanmar resort of Ngapali is located about 670 km from Mandalay, that is, delivery is difficult. There are also problems in the meager hotel base in the popular beach resorts of the country – Ngapali and Ngwe Saung on the shores of the Bay of Bengal of the Indian Ocean and “many questions” about the infrastructure, its level is lower than in neighboring countries, while prices are higher.

< p>At the moment, the prices of organized tours, mainly excursions, are 300-350 thousand rubles. depending on the tour operator and the duration of the tour. At the same time, direct flight fares are expected from 42,000 for a one-way ticket. For comparison, a flight with transfers available now will cost at least 50 thousand rubles.

Our reference: Myanmar, also known as the former Burma, is located in Southeast Asia, in the western part of the Indochina peninsula. It borders with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Thailand. It is washed by the waters of the Bay of Bengal, Moutama Bay, Andaman Sea. Visited tourists briefly characterize the country as “the same Thailand, but much poorer.” There are several famous beaches such as Ngapali Beach and Ngwe Saung. Myanmar is also known for its sights – it is no coincidence that it is called the “land of pagodas”. Only in the ancient capital of Koh Phangan, the number of ancient temples exceeds 2 thousand – and all of them are in complete safety.

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