Tunisia entered into the Top of tourism popular destinations for the first time.
... due to absence of Turkey and Egypt. In 2016 Tunisia for the first time took the third place in the rating of popular destination of tourism - according to the data of the "Hot Line.Tourism” magazine. This result is also confirmed by the Tunisian National Tourist Offices in Russia and CIS countries. From the beginning of 2016 the resorts of country were visited by 451,500 Russians. The number exceeds the figures for the covered period of 2014 by 111%. It may be noted that the results of 2015 the experts do not take into account, due to two large scale terrorist attacks in Tunisia, in which nearly 60 tourists from different countries of the world were killed. As a result - the tourist season for the country was failed. Moreover, many of the world tour operators refused to sale tours there, including the Russian ones. According to experts, the high results of the last season, with the fact of absence Turkey on the market during all the summer season, are quite expected. But now, when the Russian charters launched the flights to Antalya, the tour operators think about correction of flight programs to Tunisia. According to the online booking system Ruspo.ru (part of the TBS Group), last week Turkey's share amounted to 34.58% of the total sales volume. Then - Russia – with 20.44%, Tunisia - 20.23%, Cyprus - 14.2%. Greece closes the Top Five with 10.55%
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.