Tour operators are now on their knees. According to those involved in the sector, the Association of Travel Agencies of Madagascar, group tour operators (GO TO Madagascar) and the Office of TOP (Tour Operators), the cancellation of flights previously enrolled in the program in 2012 -2013, risk of " burdening the 2013 tourist season . "
They emphasized, through a joint, such measure involves the entire tourism value chain. It will result in cancellation of guaranteed departures for most operators issuers, substantial cancellations for hoteliers and restaurateurs, to honor compensation for departures or receipt has already been done.
Loss of turnover, will be saved for other actors such as transporters and tourist guides. " Most operators have worked for several years in advance, with foreign partners, to set the destination Madagascar brochure and put it on. This suppression of flights would result in disappointed customers, markets issuers loss of confidence in the destination and local operators put up against the wall , "the statement said.
Faced with this threat, operators have demanded respect for scheduled flights and announced earlier this year, maintaining flights paid or almost paid by operators and public disclosure of the short-term strategy of a potential acquisition of devices to support a growing demand for visitors to the Big Island.
The airline said, meanwhile, that redevelopment should make improvements and follows the recommendations of the operators. It is also a precaution against the general context. " At a meeting between the two parties, operators have said that if Air Madagascar could not meet its flights, it must reduce them or open the field to other companies. We redesigned flights for more opportunity to provide charter flights, additional flights or charter if necessary , "says a source from the company.
" If operators ensure that passengers can fill a device for a given circuit, we could block. Otherwise we can not do otherwise. All actors must engage and share the risks , "she says.
About the opening of domestic flights to other airlines, the latter said that Air Madagascar can not prevent others from doing so.