Its main advantage in the eyes of a Russian tourist is affordability — Egypt, if opened, will preserve and increase. According to preliminary forecasts of experts, the price of tickets to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh will average 30 thousand rubles. At the same time, tour operators are ready to «start» within about a week after receiving permission to resume flights between Russia and Egypt.
Let’s remind, while the authorities have once again encouraged the Russian tourist industry. Thus, the Ministry of Transport reported that Russia and Egypt will be able to agree on the implementation of flights before the New Year. This optimistic thought was expressed by the Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov. However, the obstacles are still the same — Egypt will be opened only if it is possible to finally agree on «all the nuances» on the safety of air transportation. “The last word will be with the leadership of Russia. Until then, however, everything is in the hands of the Egyptian side: if they promptly invite Russian experts for verification, then a decision will be made quickly. The Russian side will certainly not drag out the process of regulating air traffic, ”said Maxim Sokolov.
According to him, there are not so many “nuances” left for approval. For example, it is necessary to resolve the issue of electronic admission of airport employees to restricted areas. Recall that Russian airlines are already ready to start — the Federal Air Transport Agency has already received applications for flights to Egypt from the airlines Yamal, Azur Air, Ikar and North Wind.
As a result, experts have already begun to assess what the prices for tours to the newly opened Egypt may be. Most likely, the direction will retain its «trump» budget. According to the vice-president of the PCT Yuri Barzykin, the cost of an average «economical» tour will be 30 thousand rubles per person, which is well within the framework of the «vacation budget» that Russian tourists are ready to allocate. “Egypt is interesting just for its budget proposal. The cost of the ticket will be around 30 thousand rubles — this is such a budget tour per person with a flight, this is the golden mean. Something will be lower, and something will be higher — four, five stars will be more expensive, ”commented Yuri Barzykin. He also noted that the tourist business is ready to «replay» its winter programs, taking into account the opening of Egypt, quite quickly — Russian tour operators will be able to send the first tourists to the country of the pyramids within seven days after the decision to resume flights.
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