Ministry of Tourism (Egypt)

The Ministry of Antiquities and 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 until December 2019. The Ministry of Tourism then merged with the Ministry of Antiquities with The Minister of Antiquities, Khaled el-Anany become the minister of the merged ministry.

Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Tourism
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Agency overview
JurisdictionEgypt Egypt
Agency executive
Websiteegypt.travel

HistoryEdit

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 promotionEdit

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]

MinistersEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dziadosz, Alexander (20 October 2009). "Egypt tourism numbers to fall less than feared". Reuters Africa. Retrieved 20 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "King Tutankhamen's military chariot moved to new Egyptian museum". Reuters. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Experience Egypt". YouTube. J. Walter Thompson. Retrieved 16 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Hona AL-3asema". YouTube (in Arabic). Retrieved 16 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Egypt Ditches JWT, Hires Local Agency to Promote Tourism: Report". Egyptian Streets. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Who's who: Meet Egypt's 10 new ministers in Sherif Ismail's cabinet". Ahram Online. 23 March 2016.
  12. ^ "رئاسة مجلس الوزراء - السيرة الذاتية" (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-02-18.

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