Egypt all set to welcome Russian tourism in Q4 2017

Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

Egypt’s tourism industryIn coming September, the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion will take part in the Leisure Fair in Moscow to endorse Egyptian tourist resorts.

As expressed by an official in the authority in a recent statement that the fair will continue for three days. It would start from 19 to 21 September, with the contribution of some of the well-known Russian tourist companies.

He further added by saying that the authority is in association with the Egyptian Federation of Tourism Chambers in order to strengthen the existence of Egyptian hotels and important Egyptian tourism companies functioning in the local market.

Ever since October 2015, Russian tourism to Egypt has been called off after the incident of crash of a plane over North Sinai while departing from Sharm El-Sheikh to Russia’s St. Petersburg. The accident killed 224 passengers.

In 2014, Russian tourist influx to Egypt increased to a record height, accounting 3.1 million tourists, whereas it dropped to 2.389 million tourists after the Russian plane crash in 2015.

This month, the Russian security officials had visited Egypt to look into the security procedures at different Egyptian airports approved by the Egyptian government in collaboration with international specialized companies. He estimated an important augment in the inflow of Russian tourist to Egypt in the initial two months after the return of Russian tourists.

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