Abdel Fattah Al-Assi, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for monitoring tourism facilities said that the “Winter in Egypt” initiative increased the occupancy rate of hotels participating in the initiative by 50% of the permissible capacity during this period.
Al-Assi added that the occupancy rate of the fixed and floating hotels participating in the initiative increased by 50% of the permissible capacity since the launching of the campaign, with all hygiene safety regulations applied in all hotels, museums, touristic and archaeological sites.
The initiative was launched by the Ministries of Tourism, and Civil Aviation in cooperation with the Egyptian Hotel Association to stimulate domestic tourism.
Al-Assi pointed out that the initiative has succeeded so far in reviving domestic tourism and provide Egyptians and foreigners with the opportunity to visit Egyptian tourist cities at reasonable prices, in addition to helping hotels continue their work and increase the occupancy rates within the permissible capacity.
He explained that the campaign succeeded in promoting Egyptian tourism, as hotels received guests according to the planned capacity in light of the pandemic. The campaign also provided the Egyptian hotel and tourism facilities with a good reputation as all precautionary and preventive measures were applied, making Egypt a favorable destination for tourists from various countries of the world.
It is worth noting that the “Winter in Egypt” initiative began on January 15 and will continue until February 28 to stimulate domestic tourism and encourage Egyptians and foreigners to visit tourist and archaeological sites in Egypt, enjoy the sunny atmosphere, see archaeological sites, and learn about the ancient Egyptian civilization.
This initiative grants a reduction on the prices of domestic flight for Egyptians and foreigners to Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam, at a flat rate ranging between 1500 to 2000 pounds including taxes, in addition to reducing the prices of hotels participating in the initiative, including three, four and five-star categories.
Also, the Supreme Council of Antiquities granted a 50% discounts on archaeological sites and museums in the governorates of Qena, Luxor and Aswan.