Egypt bets on cultural and sport tourism for post-COVID restoration – Tourism

(ANSAmed) – NAPLES, JUNE 9 – The Gate Journey Expo, taking
place from September 6 to 9 in Cairo, is anticipated to draw
greater than 10,000 guests and 200 corporations from no less than 56
nations, the UAE each day The Nationwide quoted organisers as

The aim, they are saying, is to spice up post-Covid-19 restoration and
promote Egypt as a vacationer vacation spot.

“Egypt deserves to be on the world tourism map in a a lot
greater manner,” stated Amr El Kady, chief govt of the
authorities’s Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, at an occasion
unveiling the present on Monday night.

“It should put a highlight on Egypt. On the identical time, it’s
essential to organise many several types of conferences within the
The Nationwide reported that among the many conferences supplied will
be the UN Cop27 local weather change convention in Sharm El Sheikh in

“Tourism has began to get better globally with the easing of
journey restrictions, now that 60 per cent of the world’s
inhabitants is vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 and nations have
largely tailored to residing with the pandemic,” the UAE each day
famous. “Locations welcomed virtually thrice as many
worldwide arrivals within the first quarter of 2022 in comparison with
2021, in line with the UN World Commerce Organisation.”
Nonetheless, “worldwide vacationer arrivals have been nonetheless 61 per
cent beneath pre-pandemic 2019 ranges over the identical interval.”
“A difficult financial surroundings coupled with the
Russia-Ukraine warfare “pose a draw back danger to the continuing restoration
of worldwide tourism”, the each day quoted the UNWTO as saying.

“Egypt welcomed simply 3.6 million vacationers in 2020, lower than
1 / 4 of the quantity who visited in 2019, because the pandemic
worn out $17.6 billion from the nation’s economic system and brought about
the lack of 844,000 journey and tourism jobs that 12 months.”
“The Russia-Ukraine warfare has additionally badly affected the tourism
sector, with Russian and Ukrainian vacationers usually accounting
for no less than a 3rd of the ten million-plus guests to Egypt,”
it added.

“Final 12 months, Egypt placed on a few high-profile occasions to
spark media consideration and publicity, together with the Pharaohs’
Golden Parade of twenty-two royal mummies by way of the streets of Cairo
and the reopening of Luxor’s Avenue of Sphinxes. It has additionally
touted the extremely anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum, which is
scheduled to open later this 12 months.”
“The nation’s tourism and antiquities ministry has been
highlighting archaeological discoveries, akin to the most recent discover
of 250 sarchophagi and 150 bronze statuettes in Saqqara,” it

“These discoveries are crucial as a result of they are going to carry
again cultural tourism to Egypt,” famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass
stated on the occasion by way of Zoom, the UAE each day famous, including that
“2022 will likely be a vital 12 months for the entire world.”
He identified that it might be the 100-year anniversary
for the reason that discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb on November 4.

Egypt is eager to advertise different varieties of tourism as properly, such
as excessive sports activities, the each day acknowledged, quoting Ahmed Abdullah,
chief govt of Skydive Pharaohs, as saying that the corporate
would participate within the expo to extend sports activities tourism.

The concept behind Skydive Pharaohs was to “see the treasures of
Egypt from one other view”, he instructed The Nationwide, noting that they
“organise skydiving occasions over well-known websites, such because the
Pyramids of Giza, and will likely be going to Alamein on the north
coast, Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam this 12 months”. (ANSAmed).


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