Egypt Tourism Authority is the official sponsor of the World Travel Market London 2019’s visitor registration.
This partnership comes hot on the heels of the British government’s lift of flight restrictions to Sharm el-Sheikh, resulting in a push for tourism to Egypt from Britain.
Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat remarked on the development: “We welcome the return of British tourists to Sharm el-Sheikh. This announcement is a renewal of the ongoing cooperation between both nations. This step is a testament to the continuous efforts exerted by the Egyptian government to ensure the safety and security of every visitor in all of Egypt’s destinations, and in South Sinai in particular.”
Eager to ensure that visitors are safe and feel at ease, Egypt has been busy investing in safety and security measures, such as CCTV, airport security and GPS on tour busses.
As for upcoming developments, Egypt’s Sphinx Airport will be offering charter flights to West Cairo next year to facilitate journeys to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which is scheduled to open its doors in late 2020, as well as the ancient Pyramids.
News of the partnership between Egypt Tourism Authority and WTM London comes one week before the exhibition’s launch. The event is expected to welcome almost 55,000 visitors and approximately 3,000 media entities.
Senior director, WTM London, Simon Press enthused: “We are delighted to have Egypt come on board as our visitor registration partner for WTM London. It’s been a hard few years for inbound tourism from the UK to this beautiful and culturally rich country. At WTM London, we are looking forward to working with Egypt and facilitating the business and idea creation to ensure this can make up for the loss in tourism numbers.”