The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt and the Tourism Development Authority of the country of the Pyramids are trying to advance in the most relevant markets after the Russian market – this is primarily Germany and Great Britain, “preliminarily removing all obstacles that stand in the way of tourist flows from these countries.” This was stated by Rami Fayez, a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Hotel Enterprises of the Red Sea. And tourists from these European countries can really become a real replacement, although not completely, for Russian vacationers who cannot yet fly to Egypt due to Western sanctions against aircraft.
“In 2019, before the corona virus pandemic, the number of German tourists in Egypt reached 1.2 million tourists. We expect that the development of this market will help compensate for the lack of markets in Russia and Ukraine,” said Rami Fayez. At the same time, he added that during the period of the spread of the coronavirus, only the Ukrainian market “delivered” 471,000 tourists. However, before the closure of Egypt in 2015, the number of Russian tourists in this country was estimated at more than 3 million annually.
The expert added that he expects an increase in the number of British flights to Sharm el-Sheikh and the Red Sea in the coming period. Also, the Egyptian expert reported that over the past week, Marsa Alam airport received about 32 aircraft from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Serbia and Italy.
However, in search of a very conditional alternative to the Russian market, Egypt is ready to grab onto anything – recently it was mentioned about “flights that will fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Cairo, Luxor and Aswan in the coming weeks from China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines” . However, this is obviously more distant – and more dubious prospects. Read the details at this link.
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