ISNA / According to the latest news, travel agencies are not able to reopen due to the significant increase in costs.
Farhad Davaei, Secretary of the Khorasan Razavi Travel Services Association, regarding the welcome of Mashhad and Khorasan citizens to the Dubai Expo, said: “Due to the long duration of the Expo, no request has been received from the travel agencies’ offices in this regard and refer to the Expo.” We do not have a special supplier. Of course, all travel is accompanied by a severe recession due to the increase in exchange rates and airline tickets, and only domestic travel is booming.
He added: “In foreign trips, only the Turkish route is prosperous, which is due to the balanced price of hotels and flights to Turkey.” The number of trips to Turkey has not changed compared to the same period in 1998 and has almost returned to its previous routine. Due to the fact that the cities of Izmir and Istanbul fly directly from Mashhad, most trips to Turkey are for business and commerce, but since Dubai is a luxury city and has high costs, I do not enjoy traveling to Dubai. Eat.
What is the minimum cost of traveling to Dubai and Turkey from Mashhad?
Regarding the price of trips to Dubai and Turkey from Mashhad, the secretary of the Khorasan Razavi Travel Services Association said: “Everyone has to spend about 20 to 21 million tomans to travel to Dubai for four nights in a four-star hotel. The price for lower quality hotels is about 16 to 17 million tomans. Davaei added: “Since most trips to Turkey are commercial and citizens travel to Turkey for shopping and business, they can stay in hotels for seven to 10 dollars a night.” The cost of a tourist trip from Mashhad to Turkey also starts from seven to eight million tomans. With the exception of Dubai and Turkey, visas are difficult to obtain for other routes, such as Russia and China. Regarding the situation of travel agencies, he said: “About 40% of the agencies have been closed and 20% have been semi-closed.” Of course, the licenses of some agencies have been revoked due to debts to their clients.
Providing facilities to travel agencies made them more indebted
Secretary of the Khorasan Razavi Travel Services Association reminded: During this period, the government has not provided any tangible support to tourism complexes and has not provided any facilities to them. If there is support, it is only a show. At present, one rial of the mentioned facilities has not reached the travel agencies and I do not know who received this money from the government. “The facilities provided to travel agencies made these collections more indebted than in the past,” Dowai said. In fact, the 24 percent interest rate on coronary facilities made agencies worse off. The government has also reaped its benefits. The tourism situation will not improve unless the government intervenes and interacts with the private sector.