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Russian airline plans to launch tourist trips to Egypt

Tue, Jul. 23, 2019
Director general of the Russian airline Pobeda, Andre Kalmykov, announced on Monday organizing tourist flights to Egypt, according to Sputnik.

Kalmykov said in a press conference that the company is waiting for a response from the Egyptian government to launch the flights.

According to a report released by the World Tourism and Travel Council in March, tourism in Egypt has witnessed remarkable recovery over the past year. The report expected that the number of tourists coming to Egypt during the current year will be 11.7 million tourists.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s 2018 release on global travel and tourism, Egypt welcomed about 8.5 million tourists during 2017 with an increase of 55.1 percent, compared to the same period of the previous year.

Luxor and Giza were among Egypt’s most famous and well-known cities, according to the report. France was the highest voted country for tourists in 2017.

In August, a government official told Reuters that Egypt’s tourism revenues jumped 77 percent in the first half of 2018 to amount to $4.8 billion, compared to the same period of the previous year.
 
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