Here in our Hotel Investment Blog we mentioned the report on hotel development in regional Russia implemented by HVS in October 2009. Due to the experts regional Russia has several advantages for hotel developers.
In particular one of the important prerequisites for regional hotel market development is transport accessibility of a region. The fact that Russian regions with their considerable remoteness from Moscow and St.Peterburg are hardly accessible for both international and local tourists and business people is well known.
The signs for the turn for the better appeared in 2007 when the first Russian low-cost airline SkyExpress took off from Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. With the cost of air travel coming down slowly along with evident time saving more and more travelers are becoming more mobile and visit regional towns with business or leisure purposes choosing this mood of transport.
The second low-budget air carrier appeared in Russia in August 2009. AviaNova airplanes fly from Moscow to Sochi, Krasnodar , Astrakhan’, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Samara and Naberezhnye Chelny (all the flights of the carrier will be switched from Vnukovo airport to Sheremetievo on March 28, 2010). These days AviaNova are launching two new destinations - Perm and Ufa.
So it is obviously that Russian regions become more and more accessible for travelers who by-turn generate the demand for quality accommodation and services of hotels managed by responsible hotel management company.