More and more tour operators put up package vacation offers in Thailand for tourists from the regions, including the Urals and Siberia. Did a price review. And companies that so far offer tours to Thailand with departures only from Moscow have oriented travelers from the regions at prices for ground handling.
Following ANEX Tour, which recently announced the launch of sales of package tours to Thailand from five cities of Russia, not counting Moscow, several more tour operators.
Tours to Thailand from the regions have been put into their booking systems by tour operators Intourist, TEZ TOUR, PAX.
Preparing to offer a novelty to tourists who want to relax in Thailand in the winter season, and FUN&SUN. The tour operator will send tourists to the kingdom on connecting flights via Almaty. The possibility of forming tours to Thailand from Kazakhstan is also being considered, which will be appreciated by tourists from Russian cities bordering this country.
TEZ TOUR OFFERED PACKAGE TOURS TO THAILAND TO TOURISTS FROM 11 REGIONS OF RUSSIA
TEZ TOUR offers its tourists package tours to Thailand from Moscow and 10 other regions of Russia. At the moment, tours from the capital are formed on the basis of connecting flights, but from October 30, when Aeroflot returns to the Moscow-Phuket route, the company's customers will also have the opportunity to fly on direct flights. As for tourists from the regions, they can only get to Phuket with a connection in Moscow.
“At the moment, package tours to Thailand from Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Ufa, Kazan, Samara, St. Petersburg and Mineralnye Vody are available to our tourists. Also, offers with a departure from Sochi will be published in the near future. All programs from the regions are built on connecting flights through Moscow,” the TEZ TOUR press service said.
The TEZ TOUR was also oriented on prices. The cost of tours lasting 10 days based on two people in a 4* hotel with breakfast is indicated):
- Yekaterinburg – from 245,232 rubles
- Chelyabinsk – from 249,064 rubles
- Krasnoyarsk – from 293,308 rubles
- Irkutsk – from 299,990 rubles
- Novosibirsk – from 285,842 rubles
- Ufa – from 245,232 rubles
- Kazan – from 245,232 rubles
- Samara – from 245,756 rubles
- St. Petersburg – from 203,378 rubles.
- Mineralnye Vody – from 251,390 rubles.
WHICH REGIONS INTOURIST OFFERS PACKAGE TOURS TO THAILAND
Tourists from the regions will be able to go to Thailand with the Intourist tour operator. The company has already put package offers to Thailand from Omsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg into the booking system. Tours departing from Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk will soon be available for booking.
A tour to Thailand for 9 days to a 3* hotel with a departure from Yekaterinburg can now be bought for 320 thousand rubles. for two. You will need to fly to Phuket with two transfers – in Moscow and Dubai.
Tourists from Omsk can spend 11 nights in a 3* hotel in Thailand for 250.3 thousand rubles. for two. Fly via Moscow and Dubai.
A package tour to Phuket with a departure from Perm (11 nights, 3 * hotel) is available for 208 thousand rubles. for two. Fly through Moscow and Dubai.
PAX OFFERS PACKAGE TOURS TO THAILAND TO RESIDENTS OF THREE REGIONS OF RUSSIA
In addition to Moscow, PAX has already calculated tours to Thailand (Phuket, Pattaya) with departure from Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg. Programs are built on connecting flights via Moscow.
Tourists from Yekaterinburg can relax in Phuket for 9 nights in a 3 * hotel with PAX for 289 thousand rubles. for two. And in Pattaya with similar introductory tours – for 400 thousand rubles. for two.
Tours to Pattaya for 10 nights (3 * hotel) with a departure from St. Petersburg in November at PAX cost 158.3 thousand rubles. for two. The same tour in Phuket from St. Petersburg costs from 174.6 thousand rubles. for two.
AEROFLOT INCREASES TARIFFS FOR DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM MOSCOW TO PHUKET
As for Moscow. The cost of a tour to Thailand at PAX (direct flight by Aeroflot) with a departure on October 30 is 268 thousand rubles. for two. Hotel category 3 *, duration of stay – 10 nights.
If you take a similar tour on the same date, but formed on connecting flights, then the price drops to 169.3 thousand rubles. for two.
But a tour with a departure on November 10 on a direct flight of Aeroflot is already cheaper than on the day the flight program started (October 30) and amounts to 189.5 thousand rubles. for two. 3* hotel for 10 nights.
PAKS explained the high cost of tours to Thailand departing from Moscow on direct flights of Aeroflot (and from the regions via Moscow on direct flights) due to the increase in tariffs for some dates for a direct flight of Aeroflot, which is caused by high demand.
Indeed, for a flight to Phuket from Moscow with a departure on November 7, Aeroflot asks for 70.7 thousand rubles. per person one way. And already on November 8 – 57 thousand rubles. per person one way, and on November 18 – 70.7 thousand rubles. per person, one way.
Recall that at the end of July, when flights to Phuket only appeared in the Aeroflot booking system, fares were at the level of 54.3 thousand rubles. per person one way and 74.3 thousand rubles. both ways per person.
HOW MUCH DO HOTELS IN THAILAND COST WITHOUT A FLIGHT AND HOW MUCH A FLIGHT IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A HOTEL
PAX noted that tourists from regions where the tour operator does not yet offer package tours can only buy ground services ( book a hotel), and buy air tickets on your own.
Let's calculate the approximate cost of such a tour with a flight, for example, from Vladivostok. The minimum cost of a hotel accommodation in Phuket, according to PAKS, is $177 for two for 10 nights in November. We are talking about the Baramee Resortel 3*.
The most budget option for transportation with a departure on November 2 (at the time of the evening of August 14) is 114.5 thousand rubles. per person one way. The flight involves 2 transfers – in Tokyo and in Bangkok. Travel time 34 hours 15 minutes. Total for two in one direction comes out to about 230 thousand rubles. for tickets and about 11 thousand rubles. to the hotel. It is logical that people who are ready to fly to Thailand now try to book mostly not cheap hotels.
PEGAS Touristik has so far calculated tours to Thailand only with a flight from Moscow to Phuket on a regular Aeroflot flight (ticket price on request). For other regions, the tour operator is also ready to offer ground service (that is, hotel booking).
Accommodation in hotels in Thailand with PEGAS Touristik for 9 nights for two (price for a double room) now costs as follows:
< p>Hotels Phuket, accommodation 20.11 – 29.11.2022:
- Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong 3* (without meals) – 9 757 rubles;
- Splash Beach Resort 5* (Breakfasts) – Rs 35,124
< li>Woovo Phuket Patong 4* (Breakfast) – Rs 16,586;
Pattaya, accommodation 20.11 – 29.11.2022:
- Regenta Central Residence 3* (without food) – 8 386 rubles;
- Sunbeam Hotel 4* (breakfasts) – 18,733 rubles;
- Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Hotel 5* (breakfasts) – 40 978 rubles