Finnish travel agencies have revealed that bookings for trips to Russia have plummeted in comparison to the corresponding period last year, primarily due to the actions of Russia on the Crimean peninsula and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine. “We have cancelled a few trips: one package tour to Karelia and a couple to St. Petersburg. Altogether, [the cancellations] concern roughly 400 people,” estimates Kirsti Laine, the managing director at Saimaa Travel Net.
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Fears quell interest in Russia travel
“Interest in leisure travel to Russia has plunged,” states Mikko Koistinen, the CEO at Aikamatkat. “For us, the drop is 80—90 per cent.