With departures of the Russian and British tourists, Egypt will lose up to 70% of the tourist traffic
Egyptian travel market will lose up to 70% of tourist traffic due to the decision of Russia and Great Britain to stop flying into the country, according to the newspaper "Al-Ahram" referring to the statement by a member of the advisory board to the Minister of Tourism of Egypt Mohamed Youssef.
Mohammed Yousef called a severe blow to the tourism industry of Egypt, Russia's decision to stop flying into the country. According to him, Russia ranks first in the number of tourists visiting Egypt. Last year, it reached 3 million people, the number of tourists from the UK amounted to 1 million.
In total, with the departures of the two countries, Egypt has lost more than 70% of tourist traffic. Mohammed Yousef stated the need for the country to go to the new tourist markets.
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.