Vacations bookings to Egypt have surged since Moscow declared a paid vacation for non-essential workers.
The Russian Tourism official and Association of Tour Operators in Russia (ATOR) President Maya Lomidze told the international media: “We have been experiencing exceptional early this month demand for passports, in part due to a rise in holiday bookings.”
"The Russian families are booking up Egyptian hotels quickly after Sharm El-sheikh and Hurgada were taken off the Russian red list of travel four months ago; the Russians are allowed to go on vacation during this period. Some travel agencies recording a 70% spike in holiday bookings," Lomidze revealed.
Furthermore, the Egyptian hotels have seen a “surge in bookings” for family holidays from Russia during the November half-term.