Drop of the ruble leads to a decrease in outbound tourism
The Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Maya Lomidze, spoke about the impact of the drop of the ruble on tourist demand. She noted that the current situation on the currency market could have a negative effect on the number of overseas tours sold.
The downward trend of the ruble has been observed since the end of July. The continuing decline of the ruble means a continuing decline in tourist traffic," she added.
Lomidze believes that "on Sunday, after the mass media spread information that on Monday the dollar will become much more expensive, today the number of those wishing to purchase travel services greatly reduced." "This week will definitely be calm before the national currency starts to stabilize a bit. I think that the ruble will not remain at this level," she said.