Tunisia expects 800 thousand Russian tourists in 2018
“The Russian tourist flow to Tunisia in 2018 may increase up to 800 thousand people”, - said Salma El-Lumi El-Rakik the Minister of Tourism of the country. According to her, 600 thousand Russian tourists visited Tunisia in 2016, in 2017 the tourist flow decreased slightly due to the opening of Turkey on the Russian market. Most tourists come to Tunisia from France, Germany and Italy. "As for the Russian tourists - they come to us for 20 years, we pay great attention to the development of the Russian market, for example, we try to have duplicates the signs in Russian language", - she said. The Minister stressed that Tunisia is not the resort of only beaches, but also has a lot of historical and architectural sights. "We have more than 40 thousand places of interest, including 8 monuments included in the UNESCO heritage list - all this is attractive for tourists. We are building golf courses, we are developing thalasso therapy according to the French example. So we have a lot to interest our guests in", - she stressed. In addition, the minister said that about 10 thousand fans from Tunisia will visit Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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.