Egypts price drop does not subside
Tour packages to Egypt continue to be sold at record low prices. On January 8, in online booking systems for tour operators, options were available from UAH 15,000 for two in Sharm el-Sheikh for two (departure from Kiev for six nights in the coming days). The situation is somewhat better in regions where similar special offers are also sometimes encountered, but not in such quantity as in the capital.
Travel agencies are not always happy with this situation, since you cannot earn much on the sale of such tours. But not everyone is discouraged. Alexander Olifirenko, Director of the Tourist Hut Company, notes that every cloud has a silver lining: Egypt is still accessible to the category of tourists who have never traveled abroad before, but have rested mainly in the Ukrainian Black Sea resorts. “Now, in the same Sharm el-Sheikh, Ukrainian speech is heard everywhere, only talk that at last there is an opportunity to get to the Red Sea within the minimum budget. I myself am a witness!”, Alexander states. The second positive point, according to his observations, was that in the demand structure there were much more requests for holidays with children. And not only with their own, but also with the children of relatives or friends. According to Oleksandr Olifirenko, this is the result of a long winter vacation, which coincided not only with the price drop in the Egyptian direction, but also with the flu epidemic, which is really reasonable to wait out at the resorts.
There are really a lot of flights to Egypt. A noticeable increase in volumes was noted in mid-December, and the New Year and Christmas holidays were not an exception, when Egypt accounted for about 80% of all charter flights from Ukraine. Reports about it the Center of development of tourism of Ukraine. In travel companies, they note that all major adjustments were made back in December. Thus, the conclusion that volumes still exceed demand is self-evident. Tour operators have no choice but to sell unfilled seats on flights at discounted prices. And the market, apparently - expect new optimizations of flight programs.
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