Another Russian Tour Operator Goes Out of Business
Russian tour operator SurgutKurort has gone out of business, Tuesday.
This is the eighth Russian tour operator to terminate its activities since July.
The website of the company informs that it is unable to fulfill its obligations to tourists and that it ceases activities as of August 12, 2014.
SurgutKurort has been on the market for 10 years, operating in Russia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Egypt, Turkey and Thailand.
Some 10 thousand customers may be affected by the company's bankruptcy, Itar-Tass reported.
On August 6, Russian tour operator The Nordic Star declared bankruptcy, too. The travel agency IntAir went bankrupt the day before, leaving 500 of its customers stranded abroad.
Shortly before that, Russian tour operator Labirint ceased its activity, leaving a large number of tourists stranded at their holiday destinations, including around 1500 Russian tourists at Bulgarian Black Sea resorts.
Four other Russian travel agencies went bankrupt over the past month, including Neva (July 6), Roza Vetrov Mir (July 25), Expo Tour (July 30).
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It started with tour-operators, it will soon end up with everything else. But there is an alternative spot - the crimea. Waiting queue - only 40 hours. Shows like beating a "Duma" deputy by angry people for entering ferry without waiting are frequent and free of charge. Temparature at 39 Celsius and 80 in Ladas without AC. How good to be a Russian, those damn EUs and Americanos don't know the charm!