The return of the Charter was to convince the Russians of the safety of the holiday resorts of Turkey. However, a powerful explosion thundered on Monday in the East in the city of van once again reminded that tourists, eager to join the “all inclusive”, do not relax even basking under blazing sun of Antalya. Immediately after the explosion, the Federal tourism Agency called on the Russians vacationing in Turkey now, not to leave resort zones, which, according to the head of Department Oleg Safonov, “well guarded”. The official said that the current recommendations are relevant not only for Turkey but also for many European destinations. Simply put, the Russian authorities once again we signaled that the geography of terrorism is completely unpredictable, and tourists must take responsibility for their lives.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
How Turkey instantly moved from the category of threat for the rest of the countries in the category with the plus sign, of course, for a long time will cause issues. After the opening of this direction is unreliable from the point of view of the terrorist security of countries led by Egypt, which in years past took millions of Russians. But his destiny, it seems, will soon be happily resolved. During the recent audit of aviation security measures, experts from Russia were satisfied with the upgrading of Cairo international airport. Now in plans of the Russian specialists another visit to the capital of Egypt, which will occur after the start of operation of the modernized second terminal. After that, it will prepare a report to the government, which as all hope, will ignite the “green light” the return of the Russians to Egypt.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Egypt and Turkey in the first half of 2016 visiting tourists were missing nearly a third of tourists compared to last year. As told “MK” the press-Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina, other countries have been unable to completely replace these areas. Ten of the most popular among Russians resorts now looks like this: in the first place is Thailand, followed by Spain, a beach holiday here our visitors will not turn away even the Euro, then China, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Greece, UAE, Tunisia and Bulgaria.
However, the Outlook for the second half of the year experts while give with caution. First, after the resumption of Charter flights has intensified Turkey. According to an online aggregator of tickets from the beginning of September, she scored 23 % of the requests, pushing Tunisia from the first to the third place he lost a quarter of loyal tourists, staying at around 9 %. The same “agenda” can change Egypt, but only on the condition that our countrymen are let go before the New year. If this does not happen, the first place among foreign resorts, as predicted in the PCT, will remain in Thailand.