Officials from 35 Russian tourist agencies, airlines and hotel services' companies are expecting Russian tourism to the Red Sea to return to normal by the end of this year. The decline was triggered by the Ruble crisis, but incentives from agencies will serve to attract tourists.
During a meeting in a hotel south of Hurghada, participants said an increase in the number of tourists to the Red Sea will be seen over the next few months.
Russia started to be a pivotal source of Egypt’s foreign tourism in 2010 and the number of Russian tourists increased to three million in 2014, representing almost 65 percent of the total number of tourists to Egypt, according to the state information service. Moreover, Egypt ranked first in the countries visited by Russian tourists in 2014.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm