To attract Russian tourists to Egypt through Turkey – while visiting both countries – such a project is being developed by the local ministries of tourism of these two states. Both Turkey and Egypt are suffering from a sharp reduction in their main markets – Russian and Ukrainian, including in connection with “air sanctions”, and they need to join forces. This statement was made in the Middle East Eye (MEE), the representative of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism Gada Shalabi.
“Egypt can attract Russian tourists through Turkey. This is beneficial for both the travel industry and airlines. “The cooperation proposal can help create alliances between the national airlines of Egypt and Turkey,” he said. According to the expert, work is currently underway on a project according to which tourists will be brought to Turkey and then to Egypt. A joint package tour involving both countries could also be prepared, adding: “This will be the first tourism cooperation between Cairo and Ankara,” the Egyptian expert said. according to him, a profitable tourism project also promises political bonuses in the sense of “rapprochement between the two countries.”
He was supported by Turkish expert Magdi Selim: “The two countries have an opportunity to cooperate in order to reduce the negative impact of recent events on the tourism sector. Egypt is working to start this cooperation as soon as possible. This is good for Turkey as well. This project will help create alliances between national airlines.”
Recall that the project has been discussed since at least mid-March. Then Rami Fayez, a member of the Tourism Investors Association in Marsa Alam, said that Russian travel companies are currently looking for another country to operate tourist flights to Egypt. Obviously, it was about routes with transfers – already tested during the “closure” of Egyptian resorts from 2015 to 2020. Mr. Fayez also said that the name of this country will be announced in the coming days, “and the marketing of Russian flights to Egyptian tourist cities will resume.” Read the details at the link.
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