The Egyptian government has committed to boosting Egypt’s cultural tourism at a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The Ministry of Tourism is looking to diversify the tourism offerings in Egypt and open the country up to new markets. The ministry recognises cultural tourism as an area with great potential and the news has proven to investors that Egypt is still a great place to invest.

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou has stated that the government is striving to grow Egypt’s tourism and although he is confident that the work already done will pay off, it is not the time for complacency. Zaazou commented: “The Ministry of Tourism is working around the clock to attract tourists to visit Egypt. It is time to work hard and to go forwards, not backwards. The missions sent out and the efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism to reinvigorate the tourist sector in the past few months will soon bear fruit.”

Zaazou also acknowledged that Egypt is looking to use expertise from around the world to boost tourism in the country. The tourism minister emphasised how the media can help Egyptian tourism and implored them to recognise their importance as a position of influence. Zaazou commented: “The media can play a vital role in boosting investments and tourism.”

This investment in cultural tourism is expected to boost tourist visitors to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts, which will see tourists take advantage of the opportunity to relax on a beach holiday after getting their fill of Egyptian history and culture.

Source: Egyptian Gazette, North Africa Post

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