RIGA - Interest of Latvian residents in travels has returned, even though it dropped during the first weeks of the war in Ukraine, said tour operators surveyed by LETA.
Novatours representative Sanda Roze said that early this year there was a rise in demand for trips for the summer reason, but as the war started, the number of new bookings stopped.
At the same time, in the past two weeks, there is a stable growth in demand, returning to the levels of January and February.
Impro Celojumi representative Ilze Neikena told LETA that the year started out with huge interest of residents about different destinations which can be explained with lifting pandemic restrictions in many countries. However, after Russia started war in Ukraine, the company received many questions from tourists about security situation in countries near Ukraine.
Now, residents' interest in trips has resumed, but the demand aims mostly Western Europe.
Tez Tour also observed drop in demand during the first days of war, but now the situation has returned back to usual. Customers are not cancelling the planned trips.
Turisma Agentura Kolumbs representatives told LETA that some of their customers have changed their travel plans or cancelled trips after the war in Ukraine started.