The head of UNWTO: Russians will be the leaders in the recovery of tourism in Egypt
“Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey, which show today an outflow of foreign tourists, will restore their tourist flows in future, and the Russians will play a key role”, - said the Head of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai in an interview to "Bulletin of ATOR".
"I am absolutely convinced that these countries will rebuild their tourist flows. In particular, this applies to Egypt, where the Russian tourists will be leaders in the restoration of this destination", - T. Rifai said.
Speaking about the importance of supporting the countries, where the tourism sector is suffering difficulties concerning the security problems, he underlined the positive example in relations between Turkey and Russia.
In early November Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said about the possibility of the resumption of flights to Egypt on the eve of the New Year. However, later it was reported about possibility of opening flights programmer between Russia and Cairo in early 2017.
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.