Rosturizm recommends tour operators to suspend selling tickets to Turkey

Up to 10,000 Russian holiday-makers may be currently staying in Turkey.

Up to 10,000 Russian holiday-makers may be currently staying in Turkey.

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This measure is necessary to ensure security of Russian holiday-makers

Russia's Federal Tourism Agency, or Rosturism, recommends tour operators to suspend selling tickets to Turkey, including those for the flights from the third countries, the Russian state agency said in a report published on its website on Nov. 24.

"Federal Tourism Agency recommends Russian tour operators, travel agents to suspend all the promotion and sales of travel products, as well as individual travel services having the Republic of Turkey as their destination, including the ones via third countries," the report said.

This measure is necessary to ensure security of Russian holiday-makers who are currently in Turkey, it said.

"In the event of a termination of the contract before the start of the travel, the traveler is entitled to the refund of an amount equal to the total price of the travel product, and where the travel starts, a part of the amount, proportionally to the value of the services provided to the traveler," the report said.

According to the Russian Tourism Industry Union, Russian tour operators have already sold 4,000-5,000 tours to Turkey with departures before the New Year holiday period. Up to 10,000 Russian holiday-makers may be currently staying in Turkey.

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