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    Russian Travel Agencies Ready to Send Pokemon Go Fans on Individual Safaris

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    Russia’s Association of Tour Operators (ATOR) on Tuesday expressed readiness to organize individual travel tours for fans of the hit mobile game Pokemon Go, converting the newest craze into cash.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The augmented-reality game took the world by the storm after its release in early July. It requires a player to catch "pocket monsters," which appear on the screen if the user is in the right location. A total of 151 types of Pokemons are "running wild around the world" but six particularly rare ones have not yet been spotted.

    "Russian operators have not<…> received requests to send fans on monster hunts yet. But we are ready to seize the opportunity created by this Pokemon-mania and send fans on individual tours," ATOR said in a statement.

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    Pokemon Go, mobile game from Nintendo

    Spanish travel agencies have already taken the opportunity by the horns. They are offering 13-day trips to the United States, home to 142 species of virtual monsters, for the most dedicated fans of the game. Other monsters are "roaming" Europe, Japan and Australia.

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