Thomas Cook broke into the fast-growing Russian market this week by unveiling a joint venture with VAO Intourist and will look to tap into the country's demand for holidays.
More than six million Russians went on overseas, packaged holidays last year and the market is expected to grow by a double-digit percentage in the coming years.
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? email@example.com