Tourism riding back into Egypt


Business is back to normal in Egypt, with all tourist attractions re-opened and worldwide governments downgrading travel recommendations to the country.

Domestic management company, Emeco Travel chairman Elhamy El Zayat said Egypt is functioning normally and tourists are even receiving a positive response from locals walking around with ‘Welcome back to free Egypt’ signs.

“Egypt has always attracted an international audience, proving popular with tourists worldwide and especially with travellers from Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Zayat said.

Earlier this month the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade downgraded its travel advice to Egypt down to ‘reconsider your need to travel’ while other European countries completely removed their caution against travel into the country.

Mr Zayat added that traveller faith in the country has also almost fully recovered with March figures less affected than those for February.

“Tourism groups are returning to visit the attractions at the Giza plateau, Saqqara and Luxor, while at the Red Sea coastal region of Hurghada, weekly tourist arrivals are reported to now be in excess of 7,500 according to figures released by the Egyptian Government,” he said.

Tourism leaders are currently looking at incorporating Tahrir Square where the majority of political demonstrations against then President Hosni Mubarak took place, as a tourist destination.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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