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Ahmed Issa Discusses Ways to Support Nile Tourism in Egypt

Tue 02 Apr 2024 | 01:10 PM
Ahmed Issa
Ahmed Issa
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Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the progress and enhancement of Nile tourism in Egypt. The meeting was attended by a group of officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, along with representatives from other government bodies and the private tourism sector. They discussed the challenges and obstacles faced by Nile tourism and proposed solutions to overcome them.

During the meeting, the Minister emphasized the need to increase the capacity of floating hotels in Egypt, particularly long Nile cruises between Cairo and Aswan, passing through the governorates of Upper Egypt, Minya, Assiut, and Sohag.

He noted that this trend would help to increase the number of visitors to all archaeological sites and museums, including the Holy Family’s itinerary points in these governorates.

Issa also explained that they aim to increase the number of floating hotel rooms by about 2,500 in the coming years, with the current capacity of 15,752 floating hotel rooms.

He further emphasized the importance of improving the quality of tourism services in this sector by establishing a set of standards regulating its operation. "This will ensure that tourists receive an excellent experience while maintaining the highest standards of security, safety, and health."