30 pct. increase of Ukrainian tourists to Egypt in winter
Wednesday 30/August/2017 - 08:23 PM
Head of Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA)، Hisham el-Damery، said Tuesday during his visit to Kiev، Ukraine، that tour operators expect a 30 percent rise in tourist reservations during the winter season، compared to 2016.
Damery discussed in a meeting with the tour operators، a plan to diversify Egyptian tourist destinations to attract higher numbers of travelers and increase profits، for the summer and winter travel season in 2017، media reports said.
Tour operators showed of demonstrations for campaigns to promote the tourist movement between Egypt and Ukraine، in addition to new opportunities that Egypt can benefit from، utilizing the Ukrainian tourist market over the next period.
The Ukrainian airline has been planning charter flights between Cairo and Kiev starting September 7، while the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to have direct flights between Cairo and Kiev by spring 2018، said Ukrainian Ambassador to Cairo، Hennadii Latii Thursday، adding that the number of Ukrainian tourists to Egypt reached 450،000 in 2016.