Ministry of Tourism (Egypt)

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Tourism
Coat of arms of Egypt (Official).svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionEgypt Egypt
Agency executive
  • Rania Al-Mashat, Minister
Websitewww.egypt.travel

The Ministry of Tourism of Egypt is part of the Cabinet of Egypt and is responsible for tourism in Egypt. On 14 January 2018, Rania Al-Mashat was appointed Minister of Tourism.

History[edit]

Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Egypt's economy. More than 12.8 million tourists visited Egypt in 2008, providing revenues of nearly $11 billion. In 2009, the sector employed about 12 percent of Egypt's workforce.[1]

In 2016, the minister of tourism expressed his concern and optimism about tourists returning to Egypt despite the downing of a Russian flight in 2015. The minister has said "we are all in this together" referring to terrorism that hurts a country's tourism industry.[2][3][4]

In 2018 the UAE Minister of Happiness met with the Egyptian Minister of Tourism to discuss the philosophy of making tourists happy.[5]

In May 2018, the last chariot belonging to King Tut was escorted with a parade to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). It is hoped that the investment in this new museum will stimulate more tourism to Egypt.[6]

Tourism promotion[edit]

Before 2018, the promotion campaign was called This is Egypt.[7][8] In September 2018, Egypt went with a local advertising company called Synergy Advertising for their tourism promotion.[9][10]

Ministers[edit]

  • Hisham Zazou, appointed in 2015 [11]
  • Mohamed Yehia Rashed, appointed in 2016 [12]
  • Rania Al-Mashat, appointed in 2018 [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dziadosz, Alexander (20 October 2009). "Egypt tourism numbers to fall less than feared". Reuters Africa. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  2. ^ Georgy, Michael (10 September 2016). "Egypt has high hopes for tourism despite grim statistics, setbacks". Reuters.
  3. ^ "Arabian Hotel Investment Conference". AHIC. 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Breaking Travel News interview: Mohamed Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, Republic of Egypt". Breaking Travel News. 6 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Egypt Tourism Minister welcomes cooperation with UAE Happiness Ministry". Egypt Independent. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  6. ^ "King Tutankhamen's military chariot moved to new Egyptian museum". Reuters. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Experience Egypt". YouTube. J. Walter Thompson. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Hona AL-3asema". YouTube (in Arabic). Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Egypt Ditches JWT, Hires Local Agency to Promote Tourism: Report". Egyptian Streets. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Egypt signs marketing campaign deal to boost tourist numbers". CGTN Africa. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Who's who: Meet Egypt's 10 new ministers in Sherif Ismail's cabinet". Ahram Online. 23 March 2016.
  13. ^ "رئاسة مجلس الوزراء - السيرة الذاتية" (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-02-18.

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