Russia travel agency offers vacations to Syria conflict

Russia travel agency offers vacations to Syria conflict

A deadly conflict zone that has seen more than four million of its own citizens flee the country seems unlikely to make anyone’s travel wish list for 2016, but Russian travel agency Megapolis thinks otherwise.

Starting next year, it’s reportedly hoping to sell what it has dubbed Assad Tours: four- to five-day trips to the Syrian front line.

Named for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a longtime Russian ally, the expeditions would cost $1,500. That covers flights, accommodation, food and the guide’s services — but not insurance.

Anatoly Aronov, president of the First Patent Company, reportedly helped to file Megapolis’s licensing application with Moscow.


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