Spain eager to replace Turkey & Egypt as holiday destination for Russian tourists
Madrid wants to attract more holiday makers from Russia, according to Russia's trade representative to Spain, Galina Kurochkina.
Morocco wants more Russian tourists https://t.co/uMYayPIQmj— RT (@RT_com) March 30, 2016
“Spanish companies have already started to offer our citizens the 'all inclusive' vacation system,” she said as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Kurochkina said she expects the number of tourists travelling from Russia to Spain and vice versa will increase.
Russian domestic tourism on the rise, spending abroad down by thirdhttps://t.co/3rI5jdyHlVpic.twitter.com/5IBvZkg39i— RT (@RT_com) May 11, 2016
“Despite the economically challenging year, in the first nine month of 2015 Spain became the fourth European destination after Turkey, Egypt and Greece to be visited by Russian holiday makers,” said the official.
'Come to Bulgaria': Govt to cut visa fees to attract Russian tourists https://t.co/rRv7q9qr0rpic.twitter.com/N6Y2IV3LfY— RT (@RT_com) February 25, 2016
Spanish tourists have shown a similar interest in Russia as a holiday destination, according to Kurochkina.
Greece wants more Russian tourists, may ease visa procedures https://t.co/S07ovT0HhYpic.twitter.com/YoSyXyA3bi— RT (@RT_com) February 24, 2016
Spain hopes to boost the tourism from Russia after millions were unable to visit their favorite destinations like Turkey and Egypt.
Egyptian tourism takes hit as Russian visitors stay away - report https://t.co/YaAySShkXepic.twitter.com/aIQg9L0ozj— RT (@RT_com) April 6, 2016
Moscow banned the sale of package tours and charter flights to Turkey after a Turkish jet shot down a Russian military plane in Syria last year.
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All direct flights from Moscow to Egypt were stopped following the downing of a Russian airliner last October which killed 224 passengers and crew.