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Russian tourists advised to visit Cyprus and Greece.

Vice President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Yuri Barzykin has recommended Russian tourists, who cannot travel to Egypt, to visit Cyprus and Greece, the portal has reported.

According to Barzykin because of the continuing unrest in Egypt, package tours to quieter destinations in the region have already risen by 10-15% in the Russian market and Russian tourism professionals and their customers are seeking alternatives options.

Speaking to television network "Vesti", Barzykin advised Russian tourists to adjust their plans and options and choose other destinations. According to his words a tourist ''can book early a package to Greece for summer and get a discount up to 35% and can also visit Cyprus in April".

The events in Egypt, a country which absorbs more than two million Russian tourists every year, are expected to cause upheaval across the Russian tourist market and redefine prices and priorities.

In previous statements, however, press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina had said that most packages to Egypt that have been canceled are replaced in priority order with destinations like Turkey, Thailand, Goa, Israel and the Maldives.

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Date:Feb 8, 2011
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