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On the 18th of January, 2007 in Moscow, the leading tour operators decided to establish the Association of Tour Operators – non-profit branch Association that protects the interests of tour operators' community.

Currently ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia) includes the largest companies - tour operators from different regions of Russia. In total, ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia) members provide more than 80% of organized outbound tourism flow from Russia, over 70% of inbound tourism flow and about 60% of domestic tourism flow.

ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia)defends the interests of its members, providing legal and informational support. On the Association's website you can always find the most relevant news of tourism and news of the companies - members of the ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia).

Since 2009 ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia)is an associate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

In 2014 the company was awarded the World Travel Leaders Award as the best tourism organization from Russia.

Mission

The objectives of the Association are:

  • Improving the competitiveness of business and other economic activities of the Russian tour operators on domestic and international markets, as well as their social responsibility to the citizens, society and state;
  • Promoting in the Russian Federation the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism as a condition of worthy life and free development of man in the social state, a decisive factor in the quality of life of citizens, as well as  privileged means of individual and collective improvement;
  • Promoting and protecting  the rights and legitimate interests of legal entities, citizens of the Russian Federation in the field of tourism, health resort industry and other sectors associated with tourism;
  • Assisting in carrying out fundamental and applied scientific (scientific and technical) research in the sphere of tourism activity, experimental developments, practical implementation of scientific and scientific-technical results.

The subject of activity of the Association is:

  • Promotion and coordination of entrepreneurial and other economic activities of the members of the Association;
  • Development of self-regulation and competition in tourism activities;
  • Facilitation of  the settlement of disputes arising between subjects of tourism industry, as well as between the subjects of the tourism industry and citizens;
  • Promotion of the observance of legality and the rule of law in the sphere of tourism activity;
  • Supporting the integration of the tourism industry of the Russian Federation into the world economy, protection of interests of Russian entrepreneurs and citizens at the international market;
  • Human resource development, enhancing the prestige of employment and other professional activities in the tourism industry;
  • Raising awareness of citizens and their associations, public authorities and local government about the importance of tourism in modern society, the individual and social values;
  • The formation of the Russian Federation as a country favorable for tourism development;
  • Promoting the safety of tourism, liberalization of tourism and simplification of tourism formalities;
  • Raising awareness of citizens and their associations, public authorities and local government regarding the importance of tourism in modern society, its individual and social significance and value;
  • Creating positive image of the Russian Federation as a country favorable for tourism development;
  • Promoting the safety of tourism, liberalization of tourism and simplification of tourism formalities;
  • The development of information technologies and other forms of innovative tourism activities.
  • Provision of tourism information services;
  • Editing magazines and periodic publications;
  • Advising on commercial activity and management;
  • Research of market conditions;
  • Other types of publishing activity;
  • Other activities not inconsistent with the objectives of the Association and current legislation of the Russian Federation.
Italian «all inclusive» includes shopping

28.04.2016

Italian «all inclusive» includes shopping

Italian region Marche wants to attract more Russian tourists, said Pietro Talarico, Head of regional tourism office, during his visit to Moscow. This aim is reflected in the promotional plan of Regione Marche for 2016. Marche has everything that Russian tourists like: good food, beautiful beaches and «all inclusive».

Tax benefits are promised to the hotel Investors in St. Petersburg

05.02.2016

Tax benefits are promised to the hotel Investors in St. Petersburg

The administration of the Northern capital is drafting a bill on granting tax privileges to the investors who will invest in the designing and construction of hotels of category 3* and 4* and objects of the congress-exhibition infrastructure.

“Breeze Line” offers cruises to Japan for 550$

05.02.2016

“Breeze Line” offers cruises to Japan for 550$

Japan is traditionally believed to be the luxury class destination. Such image of the country deters many tourists from visiting it. Meanwhile, there is a relatively inexpensive way of travelling to Japan. According to the data provided by "Breeze Line" company, a trip to Japan including the cruise will cost the tourist two times less than a similar tour by land.

Bulgaria promises free visas for Russian children

01.02.2016

Bulgaria promises free visas for Russian children

The Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria Nikolina Angelkova confirmed that children under 16 years of age coming from Russia to the organized activities or children's activities, will receive free visas

Spanish tourism industry requests to facilitate the visa regime for Russians

01.02.2016

Spanish tourism industry requests to facilitate the visa regime for Russians

In 2015, Spain was visited by more than 68 million foreign tourists, which is a new record (+4.9 per cent compared to 2014). Following the results of the year, Russia stays the 10th largest market in terms of significance for Spain.

Alexander Kurnosov: “The time of the crisis is not merely the source of problems for business, but also new opportunities”

01.02.2016

Alexander Kurnosov: “The time of the crisis is not merely the source of problems for business, but also new opportunities”

The Deputy General Director of tour operator "Academservice" Alexander Kurnosov described what could make Russia an attractive tourism destination, which technologies will stimulate the development of business, expressed his opinion on whether there is a boom of inbound tourism and why it is not going to be easy for Chinese tourists in Sochi.

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Presidium of  2016

Basov Viacheslav

Vladimir D. Kantorovich, General manager of "KMP Group"

Ivor Vukelik - Sales and marketing director of "TUI Russia & CIS" company

Aleksandr V. Kurnosov, Deputy Director for Economics and Finances of "Academservice"

Dmitry L. Gorin, General Director of "VIP Service"

Natalia Eliseeva Deputy Director of "INTERCONNECT Management Corporation"

Victor A. Topolkaraev, General Director of "NTK Intourist"

Ilya G. Umanskiy, General Director of "Alean"

Unalan Erсument General Director of "Coral Travel"

 

PR and International Cooperation Committee (under the direction of Vladimir Kantorovich);

Inner and Inbound Tourism Committee (under the direction of Ilya Umanskiy)

Transport Committee (under the direction of Dmitry Gorin).

Commitee of Incoming Tourism  (under the direction Kurnosov Alexander)

Commitee of MICE (under the direction Eliseeva Natalia)



 

Russians Had no Time for Tourism in January, Yandex Reports

03.03.2015

Russians Had no Time for Tourism in January, Yandex Reports

The early 2015 there was marked by strong decline in the interest in overseas tours by Internet users. In fact, it was only tours to Turkey that were booked for the summer. According to ATOR Analytical Service, the number of requests for tours to different countries decreased on average by 35% compared with last year’s January.


Thailand Losing Russian Tourists

01.12.2014

Thailand Losing Russian Tourists

In this year’s October, the number of tourists from Russia to Thailand dropped by almost 25%, ATOR Analytical Service reports. Tour operators say that Thailand is still the most popular winter destination in the Russian market, but the winter season is likely to end with a minus sign - because of declining consumer activity, transportation has to be reduced.

Turkey, Egypt, Thailand Leading September Queries

19.10.2014

Turkey, Egypt, Thailand Leading September Queries

In September, Turkey remained the most popular destination for Russian tourists, according to the number of requests in the system Sletat.ru. Moreover, despite the rise of the dollar and a reduction in the outbound tourism market, this area was able to increase its share in comparison with September 2013, according to ATOR Analytical Service citing Sletat.ru.

Tourist Queries Drop by 20% in August, Yandex Reports

07.09.2014

Tourist Queries Drop by 20% in August, Yandex Reports

In the period from July 19th to 19 August19th, a decrease in the number of Yandex queries was recorded on almost all popular tourist destinations. The fall on different destinations ranged from 5% to 50%. ATOR Analytical Service notes that the user activity on Yandex clearly reflects the picture of real demand in August.

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Туры по России и странам СНГ

На этой полке представлены каталоги по внутреннему туризму.

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Туры за рубеж

На этой полке расположены каталоги по выездному туризму

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Буклеты офисов по туризму, отелей, авиа и жд компаний

Полезная информация как для турагентов, так и для туристов.

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