Tourism in Egypt
“Egypt is our everything,” tour operators joked, referring to foreign beach vacations this fall and winter. Direct flights, the Red Sea with excellent diving, extensive. RIA Novosti, 05.09.2022
MOSCOW, September 5 – RIA Novosti, Svetlana Baeva. “Egypt is our everything,” tour operators joke, referring to foreign beach vacations this fall and winter. Direct flights, the Red Sea with excellent diving, an extensive sightseeing program and, finally, the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is promised to open in November – all this attracts travelers. About what awaits Russians in the Arab Republic, how much the tickets cost and whether you can save on vacation, – in the article of RIA Novosti.When to flyThe answer to the question “when is better to fly to Egypt,” is simple: at any time. “The Red Sea resorts – Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Safaga, El-Guna, Dahab, Taba, and Nuweiba – are year-round,” Russian Express explains. However there is some seasonality. On the Mediterranean coast (Marsa Matrouh, El Alamein) and Ain Sokhna in the Gulf of Suez of the Red Sea is optimal from May to October. And of course, sightseeing options with cruises on the Nile – always a good idea too. Summer was traditionally considered a low season for Russians in Egypt, but not this year. The number of flights increased, including flights from regions, and people from Siberia got to the Red Sea even via Kazakhstan. It was unreal to be not even on the beach, just outside during the day: the temperature was about 40 degrees. Before the eyes as if a haze, no way without a panama, “- recalls a July trip tourist Marina Shamakhova. Nevertheless even the trial by the heat did not spoil rest.November is cheaper than the New YearThe beginning of autumn – too at a peak of popularity, the more so that weather becomes more comfortable. “On September 3 we launched a program of direct flights to Egypt on EgyptAir, – Coral Travel told RIA Novosti. – The company reports that the depth of sales is good, there are already many bookings for school vacations and November holidays. “It is time to book those who are planning a trip in November. There will be difficulties with hotel rooms in Sharm el-Sheikh and a multiple increase in room rates because of the international climate forum of the UN (November 8-18),” – warn in Tez Tour.New Year – the traditional high season for all destinations – is also selling well. And there are favorable offers for early booking action. Discounts sometimes reach 60%. “There are too few flights compared to pre-demic times, demand far exceeds supply,” Russian Express explained.Flight programs are expanding, but as Artur Muradyan, vice president of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, told RIA Novosti, the average shortage is 40-60%. “Egypt is flying 30% of 2021,” the expert added. In his opinion, there are ready to accept three flights a week from Russia from each regional airport.Tez Tour has expanded its flight program by 30% since September. Flights from Ufa, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg will be available until March 2023, from Moscow – until May. These are direct scheduled IFly flights on A330 airliners with a capacity of 378 passengers.Intourist offers charters to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. But there are various combinations on direct and connecting flights from all major Russian cities.Customers of Coral Travel, whose program launched last weekend, offer daily departures from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh on EgyptAir. They remind that, in addition to convenient slots (there in the morning, back in the evening), hot meals, drinks, free luggage, the Egyptian carrier has business class – 36 seats.