Egypt will host a festival to mark the one year anniversary of the January 25th revolution, according to the Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.

The celebration is expected to attract thousands of tourists to Egypt which will see the country get off to a positive start. The event will attract international media and thousands of tourists, boosting tourism for the country. Abdel Nour comments: “The ministry pins high hopes on the celebration attracting more tourists and boosting tourism.”

The revolution will always be a major political event in the country, which has won full admiration and respect from the rest of the world. Whilst areas like Hurghada and Sahl Hasheesh have not been disrupted by the recent uprising, Cairo has had several disruptions that are expected to settle once the elections are over in June 2012.

The festival is part of the ministry’s plan to diversify tourist attractions and use Egypt’s resources to attract tourists. The festival will include various concerts, folkloric shows and displays of artists.

Hotels in Egypt are offering special packages for the event and will be promoted by Egypt’s ministry, who will be taking charge of the event.

The festival will be a great start to 2012 for Egypt and is a chance for the Egyptians to celebrate what they have achieved. The festival aims to promote the Egyptian experience and that the country is a safe place for tourists to visit.

Source: The Egyptian Gazette