The Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion hosted a delegation from the Emirati Journalists Association, in a visit to the cities of Aswan and Luxor, aimed at introducing the experience of the Arab Republic of Egypt in attracting and stimulating domestic, Arab and foreign tourism.
The visit lasted four days, and began with informing the delegation of the landmarks of the High Dam in southern Egypt and the Temple of Philae in Aswan, and then moving on board a hotel ship from Aswan, passing through archaeological sites between Aswan and Luxor, most notably the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Colossi of Memnon, and a visit to the Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple .
During the trip, the historical and tourist value of these monuments and the Egyptian government’s role in taking care of them and highlighting them to tourists as one of the symbols of the ancient Egyptian civilization was introduced.
Hussain Al-Mannai, Vice-President of the Emirates Journalists Association and Chairman of the Tourism Information Committee of the Association, said that this visit comes in response to a generous invitation from the brothers in Egypt to participate in several activities to support and encourage Emirati tourism to Egypt and enjoy its unique tourism potential. He stressed the UAE’s keenness to support and encourage Arab tourism to Egypt, especially the Gulf countries, and at the heart of which is the United Arab Emirates, which has strong relations with the Egyptian people and leadership.
Al-Mannai noted the role of the media in reflecting a bright image of the tourism sector, as it is one of the supporters of this sector, which has become an important tributary to the national economy and national security, and it is the compass from which all government plans and development projects are based.
For her part, journalist writer Fadela Al-Maaini, Secretary of the Emirates Journalists Association and Chairman of the Freedoms Committee, said that the Egyptian tourism infrastructure has witnessed a great development, as services are provided to tourists with a distinguished quality that meets the aspirations and aspirations of tourists around the world.
She stressed that Egypt is characterized by a diversity of tourist destinations that combine rare historical monuments, enjoyable Nile cruises, cultural landmarks, museums, beaches, resorts and other unique destinations, as well as its architectural and knowledge riches, and embraces archaeological and tourist sites that made it a destination for tourists from all over the world, especially with the great interest that The Egyptian government has assumed the development of the tourism sector in recent years, praising the efforts of the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Activation in supporting the tourism movement in various Egyptian cities.
For his part, Amr El-Qadi, CEO of the Egyptian Tourism Authority, said that the visit of the Emirati media delegation, which includes a group of senior journalists, writers and officials of the Emirates Press Association, is a unique opportunity to promote tourism among Arab brothers, especially the United Arab Emirates, which has close historical relations with the leaders and people of Egypt. He pointed out that the leaders and people of the Emirates are always keen to support the Egyptian economy on a permanent basis, especially tourism as one of the pillars of the Egyptian economy. Pointing out that Arab tourism contributes significantly to compensating for the suspension of Russian-Ukrainian tourism as a result of the outbreak of war between the two countries.
He pointed to a significant increase in the number of tourists from the UAE and the Gulf states, expecting an increase in preparation during the coming summer.
The head of the Tourism Promotion Authority confirmed that the Emirati delegation visited a large number of famous historical tourist sites, including the High Dam, Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Kom Ombo Temple. The visit also included the city of Luxor and its historical sites on the western mainland, such as the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut next to the Pyramids of Giza and other diverse tourist and recreational attractions in Aswan, Luxor, Cairo and Giza.
The Emirati delegation expressed their happiness at visiting Egypt and its historical and tourist attractions, while Amr Al-Qadi revealed the participation of the Egyptian Authority for Tourism Activation in the Arab Travel Market, which will be held in Dubai next May.