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The Ministers of Civil Aviation and Tourism discuss mechanisms to stimulate tourism and domestic aviation


Today, Pilot Mohamed Manar, Minister of Civil Aviation, received at the Ministry’s headquarters Dr. Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, to discuss ways of cooperation in order to revitalize the internal air and tourism movement in the Arab Republic of Egypt by developing mechanisms to link coastal tourist resorts with archaeological sites along the Nile Valley, with priority given to the governorates of Luxor and Aswan as a stage. First and those who have suffered a lot from the repercussions of the Corona virus crisis.

 

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities stated in a statement issued by it, that this comes within the framework of the Egyptian government's strategy to support and revitalize the internal tourism movement through continuous cooperation and coordination between the Ministries of Civil Aviation and Tourism and Antiquities.

 

The meeting was attended by Pilot Montaser Manna, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation, Ghada Shalaby, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Bassem Abdel Karim, Assistant Minister of Civil Aviation, Ahmed Al-Wasif, President of the Federation of Tourism Chambers, Pilot Amr Abu Al-Ainin, President of the Holding Company for EgyptAir, Hussein Sharif, President of AirCairo, and a group of leaders from the two ministries.

 

The Minister of Aviation began the meeting by welcoming the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and the attendees and stressed that the state always strives to stand by the two sectors and provide full support to them. It spares no effort to provide all facilities and initiatives in order to stimulate air and tourism traffic to serve all segments of society.

 

The Minister of Aviation also stressed the readiness of all airports to receive tourists, especially in light of the increase in air traffic in the current period, while continuing to grant discounts and incentives to airlines on landing and accommodation fees and on the ground services provided, in order to encourage the movement of incoming tourism to Egyptian tourist cities.

 

During the meeting, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, thanked the Minister of Civil Aviation, praising the continuous cooperation and clear harmony between the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and Civil Aviation to support the state’s plans to revitalize tourism and travel and launch joint initiatives that contribute to stimulating the international and domestic tourism movement, especially in light of the current circumstances that The two sectors are witnessing as a result of the repercussions of the Corona virus crisis on the aviation and tourism sectors at the global level, stressing the keenness of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to provide all means of support to advance the tourism movement.

 

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ali added that linking the tourist destinations at the level of the Republic to each other will create an integrated tourism product for the first time in Egypt that combines beach and recreational tourism and cultural tourism, where the tourist can enjoy the warm beaches, picturesque landscapes and enjoyable marine activities at the same time getting to know the The ancient Egyptian civilization, which increases the competitiveness of the Egyptian tourism product.

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