Media publications about the outbreak of a new type of coronavirus outside China and the restriction of China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea tour sales by Russian tour operators almost wholly paralyzed the work of 60% of travel agencies.
The Association of Tour Operators of Russia reported that 60% of travel agents do not have sales.
A professional and private group of travel agents Radio Travel surveyed travel agencies on the social network Facebook. Participants evaluated the impact of the current situation with coronavirus on the industry over the past few days compared to the same period in 2019.
At the moment, the study involved owners and employees of over 400 companies from all over Russia. As of February 28, 83,379 people tested positive for coronavirus, 2,858 died, 36,551 recovered.
Earlier, NEWS.ru reported that Russia restricted entry of foreigners from Iran.