Lanta Tour in the Nizhny Novgorod Printed Press
30 January – 5 February 2012
Ah, those Travel Agents
The Chief Investigator of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against the CEO of Lanta Tour accused of a large-scale fraud organized by a group of people (part 4, entry 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), said the press service of the Investigation Committee. The pre-investigation check showed that over 3.5 thousand Lanta Tour’s customers were affected by the suspension of its operations.
Nizhegorodskie Novosti, 01.02.2012
If a Tourist in Trouble, He is on His Own
Travelling abroad is getting more and more unpredictable for Russian tourists. The collapse of Lanta Tour Voyage is the first this year, but by far not the last. There will be more bankruptcies, the Russian Travel Industry Union promised. Today, the travel business cannot offer efficient solutions against such developments. In fact, tourists should take care to get themselves out of trouble.
Nizhegorodsky Rabochy, 01.02.2012
The bankruptcy of one of the Russia’s biggest tour operators Lanta Tour affected Nizhny Novgorod residents as well. Trapped by the circumstances, some tourists could not return home on time. It is worth noting, that there have been no complaints filed yet to either the Nizhny Novgorod Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the Federal Supervision Agency for Customer Protection and Human Welfare. The Nizhny Novgorod headquarters ofLanta Tour refrain from comments.
Novoe Delo (Nizhny Novgorod), 02.02.2012
Only 4% of Russian Can Spend More than 25 Thousand Rubles for Vacation
Many Russians do not want to deal with travel agencies any more because of Lanta Tour, so they are looking for alternative ways of making a vacation. Many travelers will now prefer to make all the necessary arrangements on their own, said Anna Gladun, CEO of Visit legal aid office, who helps troubled travelers. In this case people must be ready to address challenges typical for vacations abroad, that is why politically and climatically stable countries are likely to move to the top positions on the most wanted destinations list.
Trud (Nizhny Novgorod), 03.02.2012
Lanta Tour’s Bankruptcy Made It Clear: No Guarantees for Customers
Today, the specialists of the press center of Komsomolskaya Pravda discussed the situation on the travel market in Nizhny Novgorod after the bankruptcy of the Russia’s biggest tour operator Lanta Tour. Over one thousand Russian customers of Lanta Tour, who had recently became insolvent, are still in 15 countries worldwide. There is no information how many of them are from Nizhny Novgorod. It is only known that the tour operator reserved a block of seats on the plane from Nizhny Novgorod to Thailand. Shortly before the collapse, the planes packed up with tourists flew to the exotic country according to the schedule.
Komsomolskaya Pravda - Nizhny Novgorod, 04.02.2012
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