By Hassan El-Khawaga
CAIRO, Feb. 28 (SEE) – Jeremy Jauncey, the founder of Beautiful Destinations and its chief executive, said that he was so happy for his recent visit to Egypt in light of his tourism promotion campaign in cooperation with Egypt’s Tourism Ministry.
That was clear through his posts on Instagram over the past period in which he showed the beauty of tourist destinations in Egypt like the Sphinx and the Pyramids, according to a statement released by the ministry.
“I have been overwhelmed by the messages of support, hospitality and ideas from Egyptians all over the world getting behind @raniaalmashat @experienceegypt and all the people working to encourage travel to Egypt,” Jauncey said in his Instagram post.
“A visit to Egypt was his childhood dream,” Jauncey noted, adding that his recent and first visit here fired all his imaginations and expectations.
He pointed out that tourism isn’t only the key to economic development for the countries but it also creates life-changing experiences for people, encourages cultural understanding.
“The best way to broaden your horizons is to travel, embrace new people and have an open mind to all the possibilities that exist around the world,” he explained. This vision comes in line with the ministry’s campaign “People to People.”
Commenting on opening the Grand Egyptian Museum in 2020, he said: “You will be able to travel the short distance from the Great Sphinx to see the full Tutankhamun collection, the 3,000-year-old Ramses II statue and so much more, making the Giza area even more special for visitors to Cairo.”
He also described seeing the Great Sphinx so close as a childhood dream.
It is worth mentioning that Rania Al Mashat, the tourism minister, met with the founder of Beautiful Destinations in January to discuss ways of promoting tourism in Egypt in new methods, one of which through his social media platform which is being followed by more than 20 million followers from 180 countries worldwide.
In January, Forbes reported that more than 40% of those under 33 prioritize ‘Instagrammability’ when choosing their next holiday spot, according to a survey conducted by Schofields.