Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

28.03.2016

Will Morocco be able to replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists?

Rapid and, unfortunately, adverse changes in the political life of the planet are reflected in all aspects of the life of Russians. One of the most sensitive areas of security issues is tourism. Religious extremism, a series of color revolutions, permanent wars and resonant terrorist attacks practically put an end to the favorite for many areas of "beach" recreation.

Alternatives to Egypt and Turkey

The number of options for the traditional summer holiday is quite large. To understand this, it is not necessary to be an expert. Amateur analysis is available to everyone: you just need to use the search for burning tours for all tour operators. Of course, the Adriatic is difficult to compete with Antalya and Kemer on prices. However, unlike the “old Europe” and Montenegro, the proposals on Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece are quite democratic.At first glance, the UAE looks like a full-fledged climate substitute for Egypt in terms of winter trips to the warm sea.

Dubai Beach

Nevertheless, some employees of the Russian recreation industry are skeptical about the possibility of fully replacing the usual voyages to the shores of the Red Sea and the Turkish Riviera.

Budget Adriatic

Despite the fact that Cypriot services are, on average, a quarter more expensive than the Greek and a third - Bulgarian, the positive dynamics of booking Russians for 2016 tours is marked in Larnaca, Paphos and Limassol. The situational advantage over Greece and Bulgaria may be due to a higher quality of service, visa loyalty (issued on the Internet on the day) and a higher subjective assessment of the safety of tourists in this country. However, the capacity of the local "beach market" is low, which may with a high probability lead to an upward price adjustment this year.

UAE

The recent tragedy with the flight from Dubai only in the short-term forecast determines the decline in demand for vouchers in this direction. The main reason why the United Arab Emirates cannot replace Egypt with the Russians is not even a higher (on average 20%) cost of services, but rather tough traditionalist customs and legislation.

Fundamentalism in Dubai

The illustrative example of the Norwegian Martha Deborah Dahllev, who in 2013 was subjected to violence in the room of one of the Dubai hotels. A 25-year-old girl hurried to call the police at the reception. The guards of the order arrived on time, but the victim in vain was counting on the restoration of justice. According to the outcome of the confrontation with the Islamic femida, Dahlalva was found guilty of three crimes: extramarital sex, alcohol use and perjury. Acquaintance with the local Criminal Code, according to which a man is found guilty of harassment only in 2 cases, was a real shock for her: if he himself admits this, or four male witnesses will give the confirming testimony.

16 months in prison - this was the verdict of the court. Martha was pardoned after the intervention of the Foreign Ministry of Norway, but the Europeans made a certain conclusion about local hospitality: to relax and relax while on holiday in the territory of the clerical state is dangerous loss of freedom, health and even life.

Sochi and Crimea

The authorities of the Russian Federation for the last 2 years have contributed in every possible way to tourist import substitution.

On the beach in Yalta

The hypothetical competition between Kuban and YuBK was even considered as a positive factor contributing to the growth of budget proposals with a civilized level of service. However, "things are still there." The best hotels and sanatoriums in Sochi, Yalta and other areas of the domestic marine therapy still work only in the “luxury” and “Upper-middle” segments. After the optimistic “discovery” by Russians of the SCC in 2015, the enthusiasm of a significant part of domestic tourists diminished. Some recession is expected this season, which can only partly be explained by the fall in citizens' incomes.

We are simply not ready to pay for numerous inconveniences, starting with transport and ending with the “soviet” mentality of the staff. Many of those who were spoiled by low-cost Turkey and Egypt would prefer near continental tourism to trips to the Black Sea in the foreseeable future. This, in particular, is the opinion of Dmitry Malyutin, CEO of Level.Travel, selling vouchers online from leading tour operators in Russia.

North Africa

Among the main potential tourist partners of Russia are Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.

Palm trees in eilat

Year-round beach resort is Israeli Eilat, located in the inner bay of the Red Sea. The temperature of the water there even in winter does not fall below 22 ° C. Local authorities made some efforts to attract Russians: it was a visa-free regime and a special tender for the formation of budget tours. If the first item is all right, then with the cost of rest in the Promised Land the expected innovations did not happen. Rest in Eilat significantly more expensive than hanging out in Hurghada.

Tunisia is trying to attract vacationers with affordable prices, but the extremely unstable political situation in the country often negates all the efforts of operators.

On the one hand, the manners are much more democratic here than in the UAE, which allows European tourists in most cases to behave freely. On the other hand, trekking deep into the city in beachwear is extremely unwise. Appearing in shorts in the local market, you risk being at least cursed.

The unpredictable behavior of police officers and ordinary citizens when they try to photograph them or government agencies located in historic buildings. Women without male accompaniment better not to leave the hotel.All beaches in the country are municipal. Hoteliers only maintain a formal order on them.

police on the beach in tunisia

Tourists should be prepared for the neighborhood with local residents, who are not always distinguished by good manners. Repeatedly, Russians in Tunisia also came across facts of settling refugees in hotels for an indefinite stay.

In short, social chaos prevents this largely interesting North African country from earning a good reputation in the eyes of resort visitors.

In comparison, not only with Tunisia, but also with Israel, Morocco enjoys a stable image of the safe and quiet harbor of the Maghreb. The country, unlike the rest of its neighbors, has avoided the shocks of the Arab Spring. The constitutional monarchy, led by the educated and far-sighted king Mohammed VI, is the most developed secular state in the continent.

Women morocco

Marrokantsy successfully solve the issues of opposition to religious extremism and other problems characteristic of North Africa. At the moment, the tourism business in this country is designed for guests with high and medium incomes, but, assessing the emerging prospects, the authorities are mobilizing significant investments to attract mass categories of tourists, including from Russia.

Perspectives Morocco

A recent publication in The Times, devoted to the effectiveness of countering terrorism, cites the opinion of experts of the British special services on the work of their colleagues in Morocco. According to Europeans, at the moment in the kingdom, despite the difficult environment, the level of security is provided even higher than in most highly developed countries of the West. Given today's realities, this factor in the medium term provides significant competitive advantages to the local economy and the tourism business, in particular.

Tangier

The cities of the coastal zone of the country from Tangier and Casablanca to Agadir are very peculiar and do not resemble each other both culturally and in terms of climate. The potential of the resort can be illustrated by the example of Tangier, a city located at the junction of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Tangier Ports

The cultural poster of the city is extremely rich and eclectic. The stars of the European and North American showbiz not only give concerts and arrange open-airs in the city, but also like to spend holidays and creative vacations in it. Working on a book, creating a new designer collection, recording a new album - all this is interesting to do in Tangier for Western cultureistgers from the middle of the 20th century.

According to Yves Saint Laurent, who periodically lived in this, the most southerly point of the Adriatic, the place is unique in that it is reduced, as if a museum copy of the whole of North Africa. Maitre called himself an unlucky artist who painted the outlines of clothes. He believed that only once the collection, invented by him, became a real art. This happened due to the influence of two cities - Tangier and Marrakesh.

It is always a little warmer here than on the Italian, Spanish and Greek coasts. 6 months a year, the water temperature does not fall below 18 and does not rise above 25 degrees. But it is worth delving into areas of industrial districts and markets - you will be absorbed by noisy and dusty elements, reminiscent of storms in the Sahara.

At the same time, a beautiful park area with eucalyptus, palm trees and cacti, which is adjacent to the embankment and neighborhoods, where the nobility, the intelligentsia and artistic bohemians traditionally settled, can be puzzled by floral combinations even professional botany.

Palms and cacti in tangier

Mexico ... Australia ... Italy? No, Tangier. The age of some trees in the park Mendubia reaches 800 years.

Hyperactivity and melancholy, brutality and comfort - all this is in the external appearance of the city, which for centuries was shaped by the influence of several Eastern and European cultures.

For the French intellectuals in the early 20th century, Tangier was a haven of dreams. The same geographical fetish that India serves for hippies and esoterics of all stripes. Madness, self-knowledge, drugs, sand and songs of Berbers - in this spiral went those who were destined to die and geniuses who created something new and beautiful.

Tangier shooting

From Bertolucci's "Under the Cover of Heavens" to Jarmusch's fantasy drama "Only Lovers Survive" - ​​the city served as the world's best filmmakers as a source of inspiration and a beautiful film set.

Something more

Morocco today enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the best North African resort. For many years, the country has shaped its tourism policy as part of an exquisite and expensive holiday. Now there is a favorable situation when Moroccans are ready to press the Turks and Egyptians out of the niche of budget, but high-quality beach tourism.

It will not in the full sense of the word be a substitute for the Red Sea coast, primarily because of the relatively cool winter. But it will be something more than a line for servicing unassuming customers. The richest tradition of the European neighborhood,Arab and Berber cultures will play a major role in this. Finding in one place what makes Rome, and Hurghada, and Istanbul interesting is worth a lot.

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  • Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

    Can Morocco replace Hurghada and Kemer to Russian tourists

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