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Egypt Launches Programs to Save Its Struggling Tourism Sector

Excerpt from Al Arabiya

Sep 10, 2013 12:01 am

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It will take a lot of work to restore the desirability of Egypt’s attractions, but by wasting no time in launching these initiatives, the government is on the right track.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

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Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism is taking steps to promote the tourism sector both domestically and internationally, said Mahmoud Shukri of the ministry’s tourism promotion office.

The ministry has partnered with Ministry of Civil Aviation affiliates such as Egypt Air, Egypt Express and Smart Air to offer special discounts to stimulate domestic tourism …The Ministry of Tourism and other ministries have agreed on an urgent plan to boost occupancy in tourist areas by offering discounts to government employees and Egyptian citizens to stimulate domestic tourism, he said.

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