Rosturizm: Egypt does not draw away the tourists from the Crimea
“The tourists, who get used to spend holidays in the Crimea, will unlikely exchange Peninsula resorts instead Egypt, in the case of opening it for the Russians”, - said the deputy head of the Federal Tourism Agency Alexei Konyushkov.
"Yes, the outflow, of course, is possible, but the Crimea and Egypt - are completely different things. The Crimea gives more opportunities for educational, sport tourism, for any kind of recreation", - A.Konyushkov told reporters at the forum "Open Crimea" in Yalta on Wednesday.
The deputy head of the Federal Tourism Agency sees no problems in connection with the forthcoming opening of Egyptian destinations for the Russians. "The competition and the struggle for the client will appear again", - he said.
A.Konyushkov also believes that Turkey and Egypt will unlikely can return the former tourists flow from Russia. "Let's see, I think that it will not succeed", - said the deputy head of the Federal Tourism Agency.
4.7 million tourists have rested in the Crimea from the beginning of the year. The regional authorities are waiting for 6 million tourists in 2016.
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.