Post-holiday occupancy in Hurghada hotels ranges from 50 up to 55%, with most of them being German tourists. Are the Egyptians satisfied with this result, Mohammed Flah, a member of the Red Sea Tourism Investors Association, told local media.
According to the expert, the specified load after the end of the Christmas and New Year holidays is quite normal, especially since the kind of respite will not last long: the occupancy rate of tourist sites will gradually begin to grow – during the last 10 days of January, school holidays are expected in the country, so domestic tourists will provide income for hotels . Let's add that in Russia, among the offers of tour operators, tours to Egypt were in high demand precisely for the New Year holidays, now the demand has cooled down a bit, but, as experts said, not for long.
The peak of tourism will be in the first quarter of 2023 and April, because. April 17 will be the Spring Festival – Jam en Nessim. In Egypt, this is a non-working day, so locals, regardless of religion, celebrate it outside the home, in the fresh air, as it is believed that on this day it has a surprisingly beneficial effect. It is noteworthy that most hotels in Hurghada have begun to offer special price offers to attract Egyptian citizens to stay in the resort town during the school holidays.
At the same time, the Germans remain the main foreign supplier of holidaymakers in Egyptian hotels. There are many of them in the resorts of the Red Sea, especially in Hurghada. It is beneficial for the Germans to relax in the “country of pyramids,” the head of the association assured.
An increase in foreign tourists is expected
In addition, in the coming months, officials expect an increase in tourist flow due to Overseas: All current booking percentages confirm that there will be an increase in the number of tourists coming to Egypt in 2023 compared to the past 3 years, thanks to contracts signed by foreign travel agencies with hotels and Egyptian tourism companies to conduct trips to Egyptian tourist cities during this year. This will also happen due to the number of Russian travelers, as compatriots are attracted to Egypt by the warm sea and visa-free entry.
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