Egypt Tourism Minister confirmed on the importance of the conference German tourism in the area of El Gouna Hurghada, because it sheds light on the Egypt tour packages, Egypt packages in these important period, which is approaching the beginning of the tourism season German in October, pointing out that the Egyptian tourism is preparing to launch and recover their normal quickly.
He in his speech at the opening of the workshop, which involved a number of tour operators Germans and the German press on Saturday, welcomed the conference and the participants in the conference, directed thanked the large Red Sea Governor Mahmoud Assem on facilities and greeted at the conference, also thanked the Director of the Office Egyptian tourism Germany Mohammed Jamal for organizing this conference at this sensitive time.
He said that the Egyptian tourism going through an important historical and after the January 25 revolution, and the beginning of a new system based on the consolidation of democracy to hold free presidential elections and before real parliamentary elections, pointing out that Egypt will be in a better position in the future.
He added that Germany lived conditions similar to those experienced by Egypt now, explaining that achieving democracy needs a great effort and great sacrifices, pointing out that the Egyptian tourism fell by a large margin after the revolution but returned to approach the previous rates after relative stability in the conditions we expect him improved more with more of stability and security.
He pointed out that the objective of these meetings is to provide an opportunity to listen to the observations of exporting markets for tourism to Egypt, in order to improve the tourism work and learn how to help the German side to help the Egyptian tourism and increase the number of German tourists in the coming season.
He said that there billion tourists around the world in the current year, a figure confirms that the tourism industry has become important in the world and should be developed to further tourism development
In the world, pointing out that the tourism industry is very important for the Egyptian economy to contribute to the economy of hard currency income and employment.
The tourism minister said that he returned from a visit to China, saying that China’s tourism exported to the Egyptian tourist destination 110 thousand tourists last year, said
“We worked during the visit of President Mohamed Morsy to China, which accompanied him to cooperate with Chinese tour operators in order to increase the number of Chinese tourists to 160 thousand in
2013, by increasing flights between Egypt and China, which agreed to be four weekly flights organized by Egypt Air in addition to more facilities in visa to Chinese tourists. ”
He added that such facilities in visa for a number of tourist markets help to the development of tourism through increased regular flights and charter, which helps to pump
more tourists in the Egyptian tourist destination.
He pointed out that Europe will continue to be the main partner of Egypt in tourism, where they issued the bulk of incoming tourism to Egypt by more than 70%, and said that tourism
German to Egypt reached in the first half of this year, until June 500 thousand tourists, an increase of 33.6% from the figure achieved in the same period in the last year and amounted to
Tourist nights to 6.7 million nights, an increase of 40% from the same period of last year, and expected to be back by the end of this year only about 20%.
He added that the tourism sector is very important to Egypt because it is the fastest impact on the Egyptian economy compared to any industry or other investments, pointing to the restoration of security in the Egyptian street will bring Egyptian tourism to recover quickly.
And pointed out that he held a number of meetings with experts in the private sector for the development of the Egyptian tourism strategy, prioritizing and resolving the problems of the tourism sector,
Where they will be developing a plan to move within six months and the other during the whole year, because of the many variables that are taking place in the tourism industry while working to attract more airlines to operate in Egypt and create different occasions, which helps to attract more tourism to Egypt.