The secretary general, Taleb Rifai, has suggested that the organization is fully confident in the recovery of tourism in Egypt during his tour around the country.
Taleb Rifai is confideant about the recovery of the industry that has been suffering since the Metro Jet charter crashed and terrorist attacks in January, dissuading tourists from going to the destination. Thus, with 5.6 billion euros in 2015, the revenue on the sector fell 15% with respect to the previous year, according to official statistics.
Nonetheless the country is investing in its recovery. The government freed up 250 million Egyptian pounds (close to 32 million dollars) to strengthen security for tourists, particularly by installing video surveillance systems in the beach resorts of Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada, and built into private video surveillance systems of hotels.
- Egypt invests 32 million dollars more in security for its tourists
- Egypt is worried about its tourism
- Another hard blow for Egyptian hoteliers
- Tourists have returned to Egypt
- New goals for Egyptian tourism
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