All Russian tourists to be evacuated from Egypt by November 20. Despite all this, the result of prohibition of flights to the detriment of tour operators in the coming quarter will be about $ 200 million.
On this turn virtually no reason to ban flights on other fronts there is, however domestic resorts it will be difficult to find a replacement holiday in Egypt.
Serviceable Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze reported as domestic tourists leave Egypt. According to her, all citizens of Russia can escape from this Arab Republic by November 20.
Maya Lomidze also shared about monitoring what loss expect of tour operators from the ban on flights to Egypt. According to her statement, in the next 3 months the damage could be around $ 200 million. Speaking about the possible timing of restrictive measures, the Director of the Association suggested that they will be sustainable. "When the news will resume is unclear. While it is clear that it is indeterminate, likely indefinitely long period", - quotes "Russian news service" Lomidze. Today preconditions to suspend flights on other fronts there.
Also, during the press conference Lomidze announced that domestic resorts cannot be considered as an alternative to Egypt. "You can understand officials making statements that the Russian resorts can accommodate all not travelled to Egypt. It is their problem - to promote domestic tourism. But you need to understand that the experience of 2011 and 2013 when the direction among other things was closed, the alternative to Egypt is not found all over the globe, not something that is in our Northern country" - quotes the Director of ATOR "gazety".
In all of this, according to Lomidze, the people of Russia can shift the focus to domestic tourism, but it will be a totally different holiday. "First of all, the tour visits the Golden ring, Kazan, St. Petersburg. Perhaps, even Moscow will be expensive. As for resorts, in the Crimea sea water. Here in Sochi, at least you can organize sightseeing tours of the Olympic venues, etc.," explained she.
Among other things in the process of negotiations ATOR with the delegation of the Ministry of tourism of Israel became known that the Israelis are willing to pay 45 euros for each traveler, brought to the Dead sea or in Eilat. Therefore the government of Israel intends to assume part of the tourist flow after the suspension of awesoomee with Egypt, reports the portal "Rambler.Travel".
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