The head of Crimea requested to make Crimea an alternative to Egypt


The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov instructed the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic to make it an alternative to the Egyptian resorts, reports TASS.

Aksyonov ordered to develop tourist offers for the Crimea of the same price and quality as the ones in Egypt and Turkey, as well as promptly instructed to prepare vacancies for tourists.

“All the provisioning of information materials for our tour operators are collected. Crimea is ready to become an alternative to foreign resorts, and to develop Russian domestic tourism more actively”, – said the head of the republic.

According to the minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea Sergey Strelbitsky, many tour operators urgently consider alternative destinations for tourists who have already purchased tickets to Egypt, but they can not go to their vacation because of the flights ban. He stressed that the Southern coast of Crimea is ideal for relaxation and general health.

Previously, the Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to suspend the flights of Russian airlines to Egypt because of the terrorist threat. The order came after more evidence was collected on the involvement of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” in the crash of the Russian airliner A321.