Egypt has been chosen to host World Tourism Day to bring focus to the country as popular tourist destination.

The event will be held in Aswan on September 27th and celebrate the countries historic scenery, diving and culture.

The Egyptian Tourism Minister, Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nour, has invited tourism ministers and tourism associations from all over the world. The event will host a range of discussions by senior tourism officials who will examine how the tourism industry is meeting the UN World Tourism Organisation’s goals on responsible tourism.

The event will be a great opportunity for local property developments, hotels, restaurants and businesses to showcase their services to investors, buyers and experts in the travel and tourism industry.

The Central Bank of Egypt has reported this week that tourism in Egypt has improved significantly as visitors are returning back to the popular Red Sea destinations like Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Sahl Hasheesh. Investment bank Beltone Financial released this statement, “The performance of the tourism sector will continue to improve, as long as the security situation remains under control.”

Egypt will also be celebrating the World Travel Awards on September 16th, which will welcome guests to the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egypt has gained plenty of positive news recently, reporting that the country’s economy has grown 1.8 percent in the year to June 2011. Economists say economic activity has been improving and growing strongly since the revolution at the beginning of the year.

With World Tourism Day and the World Travel Awards coming up this month, that positive news is set to continue.

Source: Reuters, Ahram Online, Breaking Travel News