Egypt close to recovery Tourism Authority

first_imgIn a bid to restore tourism into Egypt, the Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) has assured Australian agents that the political turmoil has subsided. Speaking at AIME 2011 ETA tourism counsellor Ibrahim Khalil said the majority of the country was unaffected by the events of the past few weeks and those that were are quickly returning to normal. “Many tourists have continued and are continuing to holiday in the Red Sea areas and other parts of Egypt which is great and very much indicative of their confidence in the security and safety in Egypt,” Mr Khalil said. Aiming to match last year’s 14.7 million visitors, Mr Khalil said the country is looking at various ways to restore tourism traffic. “The country has gone through many tough times, and we have always pulled through and proved our capabilities to recover as a top tourist destination for travellers,” he said.Last year up to 72,000 Australians travelled to Egypt last year, a 14 percent increase from 2009. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more