We will not be able to cover the hole created in tourism by the crisis in Ukraine and the biggest The problem is the exchange rate of the Russian currency, said the deputy Savvas Perdios Tourism Minister at Politis 107.6 and 97.6. According to the Deputy Minister of Tourism, last year we had about 600 thousand arrivals from the Russian-speaking markets (Ukraine, Russia and Belarus) and this year we expected 800 thousand.
The magnitude of the blow depends, he said, on the duration of the war and sanctions against Russia. He even pointed out the danger posed by the fall of the Russian currency. “The most serious thing is whether the ruble exchange rate will be able to rise and not the issue of flights,” he said.
On the other hand, he described as very good the preparations made for this year in many other markets, such as Britain, Israel, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Sweden and Hungary. “We expect,” said Mr Perdios, “that there will be very significant movement from all these markets.”
higher expectations than last year. In particular, the United Kingdom has many reservations for this year and shows great interest in Cyprus, noted the Deputy Minister of Tourism.
Mr. Perdios claimed that from all the most markets we expect to have 20 to 40 flights a week from each one. While Russia, as he stated, this year would bring us around 100 flights a week. “So,” he continued, “without claiming that we will fully fill the gap that is being created, all of these specific markets will help us partially offset the losses.”
Listen to his position Deputy Minister of Tourism, Savva Perdiou, in the “Morning Inspection” broadcast by Politis 107.6 & amp; 97.6:
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