Tourism into Egypt will continue to stabilise this year, according to Eastern Mediterranean Tourism Association (EMTA) founder David Beirman.
Despite experiencing a 30 percent drop in tourism arrivals last year, EMTA’s head said conditions in the region are improving and more travellers are choosing to visit the region under the comfort of tour groups.
He explained that travellers can rest assured that travelling with a wholesaler to the country will ensure a safe trip.
“Egypt is stabilising and DFAT has eased its recommendation to the country,” he said at the EMTA product seminars update last week.
“There are still a few problems… [but] travellers don’t have to travel independently.
“With a wholesale tour you are always safe.”
While traffic into Egypt is expected to build in 2012, Mr Beirman said visitors into neighbouring country, Libya will recover long term as the region continues to battle unstable tourism figures.
Political disruptions in Syria are also expected to continue affecting travel into the Middle Eastern country, with Mr Beirman expecting demand to continue falling until the Government stabilises.
If you’re a Brisbane based agent don’t forget to get your RSVPs in for this year’s EMTA product seminar update on Thursday 12 April at The Greek Club in Brisbane.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J