On January 1 2013, Transaero will launch flight program to Jamaica. Flights, consolidated by Biblio Globus, will be performed till the end of March.
As Sales Director of Transaero Roman Vdovenko told at a press conference on Saturday, November, 10, flights to Montego Bay will be operated with a Boeing 777 from Domodedovo airport. Flight time will be 12-12.5 hours. Transaero representative also reported that number of tickets will be released for open sale, and also tickets will be sold through the company “Transaero Tour Center.”
Executing Director of Biblio Globus Alexander Tugolukov believes that Jamaica has a great potential for the Russian tourist market, and over time this destination may compete with Dominican Republic and Cuba. Tourists are interested in culture, music, beaches of Bob Marley’s homeland, the expert believes. “Moreover, Jamaica offers tourists all types of accommodation – from the budget to luxurious . The Dominican Republic doesn’t offer such diverse types of accommodation, for example, “- said Alexander Tugolukov. Now Jamaica has 26,000 rooms and 4,000 villas and apartments. 2000 more rooms will be available soon.
A simplified visa regime is an important advantage of Jamaica. Tourists get a visa on arrival, paying the $ 20 fee. According to the Jamaica’s Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill, in the near future the country plans to abolish the visa regime with Russia unilaterally.