More than 620 thousand Russians visited Tunisia in 2016
“More than 620 thousand tourists from Russia have visited Tunisia in 2016, which is 137% higher than in 2014”, - said the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR). "The success of Tunisia, which reached a record in the history on the Russian market, is explained by closure of Turkey and Egypt. In the season 2017 Tunisia will face a serious competition from Turkey and Egypt, the return of which is expected in this year, "- noted in a statement. According to the tour operators, Tunisia has its own audience on the Russian market, who appreciates its mild Mediterranean climate, the possibility of health-improving rest and SPA services. In December in the last year the country was visited by almost 1.3 thousand Russians, the growth of the tourist flow amounted 183.7%.against the same period of 2014. It was reported that Tunisia, together with Greece and Spain has become one of the directions, which replaced closed Turkey and Egypt for Russians. The tour operators have launched the summer charter flights from more than 20 Russian cities.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.