Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Israel - competitors for Russian tourists this summer

Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and Israel may be an alternative to Turkey for Russian tourists, according to the Russian tourist industry.

Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators Maya Lomidze said that it is difficult to make a forecast for the summer season.

According to her, the key to holiday destinations will be the price.

Tour operators in Russia also stated that many countries are "low start" and considered various options in trying to attract Russian tourists. Among them are special all-inclusive offers for the Russians.

TASS points out that because of the tension of the Russian-Turkish relations, President Vladimir Putin issued a decree recommending that the private tourist companies to refrain from offering Turkey as a holiday destination for Russians. Were banned and charter flights between the two countries.

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