Egypt’s tourism recovering، eyeing more Chinese visitors: minister

Egypt’s tourism is in constant improvement with a growing number of tourists from Western، Arab and Asian states، expecting more Chinese visitors in the coming seasons، Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat said.

“We had a leap in tourism in 2017 and a large boom in 2018، when Egypt was visited by renowned foreign figures،” the minister said in an interview .

“Tourism in Egypt started to recover and overcome the consequences of the Russian plane crash، and many countries started to resume its suspended flights to Egyptian airports،” Mashat said.

“Many other countries increased their flights to Egyptian airports such as Serbia، which has 11 new flights to Hurghada،” the minister emphasized.

“In the tourism ministry، we have launched a flight promotion program in early November 2018، which urged some cities abroad to open new airlines with Egyptian airports،” the minister explained.