Tour operators: Russian tourists are interested in possible tours to Egypt.
“Russian tourists are already interested in the possible tours to Egypt, but the prices after the opening direction can be quite high”, - told tourism industry experts to the portal "Interfax-Tourism". "Every day several dozen customers call us with a question, when Egypt will be opened. The clients, who are now coming to book tours, are interested in this direction. Many of them hope that it will be opened in the near future and this demand affects on the reservations of other directions - people are waiting for”, - said PR-director of the company "Tez Tour" Larissa Akhanova. She also noted that under the conditions of reducing of out-coming flow - Egypt can be called as "no alternative" option in winter season, because all the other directions will be considerably more expensive. Deputy General Director of "NTK Intourist" Sergei Tolchin noted, that it is difficult to predict the behavior of clients in the case, when the direction will be opened. "When the official date of the resumption of air links will be called, the structure of the demand will be clear. But if the picture will be similar to Turkey - at first the regular flights will be launched - before the opening of charter flights we can expect quite high tour prices. And so - the demand will be not high", - the expert believes.
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.