Cyprus Mail

Amid Brexit uncertainty, Russia boosts tourism hopes

Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) on Wednesday that the Russian market is expected to boost tourism this summer.
Perdios is currently in Moscow holding meetings as part of the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition.
He said it seemed likely the tourist flow from Russia would be the same as last year, adding that this would boost the tourist industry as indications from other major markets such as Germany and the UK were more negative.
Arrivals from Russia were 800 thousand last year.
Perdios said that Russian tour operators also seemed ready to invest, to a smaller extent, in winter tourist programmes. Russian tour operators have begun to represent other Russian speaking countries such as Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the Baltic countries.
As regards the British market, Perdios said that they were awaiting developments on Brexit, adding that this issue is related to the exchange rate for the sterling.

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