Egypt and the Emirates will benefit due to the closure of European destinations. The number of sold tours has grown more than 10 times. Tour operators and tour distributors named such statistics to RBC. UAE and Egypt “go for the record”. Other countries of the Persian Gulf, Asia and Africa are also in demand by tourists.
“In 2022, the demand for Egypt has increased significantly. From May to mid-September, 12.6 times more tourists went to the resorts of Egypt than last year. Tourist flow to the UAE is also breaking records – it has grown by 265%,” Tez Tour said.
Art Tour also said that there was a record loading of flights to the countries of the Persian Gulf, Asia and Africa. “The Russians have found an alternative to European destinations there. On average, we have an increase of 25% compared to the last record year in the UAE, Maldives and Turkey. In Africa – an increase of 50% goes to Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and especially Zanzibar. In Thailand, due to the removal of covid restrictions, the growth is 40–50%,” said the head of the tour operator, Dmitry Arutyunov.
Retail also notes a high increase in demand for these leaders. According to Sletat.ru, from January to August, the number of bookings to Egypt increased by 18.5 times compared to January-August 2021, and in the UAE, bookings increased by 1.3 times.
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