Hotels "pearls of the red sea" Sharm El-Sheikh turned into of Ghost. On the beaches and in the restaurants every day less tourists. For places not departing campers from Russia and the UK, flights from these countries cancelled.
With non-stop smiling face of the employee reception four star Motel Ahmed for the second day does not leave the sadness. The hotel in which he works, every day took more than a hundred Russian tourists and England. Now he is confused. If this situation will last for another week, he says, the hotel can stop for a while its work, and the staff will dismiss to their homes.
"my Tanta (city in Egypt) by his wife and two young children. If I'm currently going back, then work to detect in practice impossible. The last Russian travelers from our Motel leaving in ten days. What are We going to do then I don't even know, most likely, will dismiss us. We very much love Russians and want them back, " said an employee of the Motel.
Not in the mood and young men from the animation team of the Motel. Most are citizens of Ukraine. A monthly salary of $ 300 to them are delayed for the third month. They very much doubt whether you will receive them Now.
"For us it is a big blow. We all hoped That we will receive the wages promised to give in a few days. Now the guide just silent, " said animator Julia from Kharkov.
in a nearby five-star hotel, located on a picturesque hill and which was chosen by travelers from Russia, the situation is no better. For the upcoming winter season almost the entire Foundation room was booked on one of Russian tour operators. The money for the rooms will remain on Deposit.
"We will not be able to use this money, as long as the flights of tourists from Russia are resumed. They will hang onto the Deposit. Accordingly, at this time, apparently, it will be necessary to send on administrative leave without pay most of its employees, " said Fins news hotel Manager Magdy Mohammed.
One of the largest on the Red sea owners of a hotel chain Husam al-Shair has estimated direct damages of the tourism sector of the country from the cancellation of tours from the UK and Russia for the winter season. According to the Association of tourist chambers in which it is composed, They amounted to five hundred million dollars. In happening, the businessman blames most importantly, the English government, " which told about the insecurity of airport Sharm El-Sheikh and stopping flights to the resort, forcing other countries to adopt similar measures ".
"the suffering of the staff of the Egyptian tourism sector and depriving their families of bread is guilty of the British government. It behaved in inhuman and irresponsible, pursuing their own political desires. If the experts have any advice, We, of course, we can do that, but when They (the British government) stated That the airport is unsafe, and We won't go - that's politics, " - says al-Shair.
before the British government suspended the flights To the Egyptian resort because of concerns That the cause of the accident With the Russian plane was a bomb in the cabin. Then began a mass removal from this place with British tourists.
Russia last Friday has also suspended flights To Egypt up to the causes of the crash of the airliner A321 at Sinai, which resulted in lost of lives of 224 people.