Since the beginning of year in Egypt rested 430 000 Ukrainians

С начала года в Египте отдохнули 430 000 украинцев

The flow of Ukrainian tourists in Egypt grows

For the year this figure will rise to 600 000 people.

In Egypt for eight months of 2017 visited 430 000 Ukrainian tourists. The growth of the tourist flow amounted to 120%, said the head of the National tourist organization of Egypt Hisham El Demery, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, Egypt expects for the year to take about 600 000 Ukrainian tourists. And now the country is actively developing new types of tourism, in particular, sightseeing, medical and pilgrimage tourism.

“The Egyptian government supports different types of tourism, not only related to the sea and the beach,” he said.

The head of the National tourist organization of Egypt hopes that Ukraine will cancel the recommendation not to visit a number of Egyptian cities that have previously made the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Demery noted that in the summer season of 2017 to Egypt from Ukraine were carried out about 50 to 60 Charter flights per week, while Egypt predicts that in the 2017-2018 winter season of the year their number will increase by 20-30%.

He also added that the Egyptian government will continue the practice of subsidies to tour operators for tourist Charter flights in the country, the subsidy is up to $4000 per flight.

We will remind, on April 9, Egypt has witnessed two terrorist attacks. The explosion in the Church of the city of Tanta killed nearly 30 people. The attack, allegedly carried out the suicide bomber, who came to the Church during the service.

Later, another terrorist blew himself up at the entrance to the Church in Alexandria. It killed 16 people.