Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El Anani inaugurated the Egyptian pavilion at the 28th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which runs from May 16-19 in Dubai.
While inspecting the pavilion, the tourism minister said that Egypt’s participation in the show presents a good opportunity for exchanging experience and strengthening interaction among all those involved in the field of tourism and travel, with a view to fostering inter-Arab tourism.
He added that the ATM provides an ideal platform for attracting Arab visitors to Egypt, noting that the proportion of Arab tourists before the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was 20%.
Anani pointed out to strict coronavirus precautionary measures and health safety standards applied to all tourist facilities, hotels, museums and archaeological sites in Egypt.
Anani said he hopes Egypt records during the second half of 2022 tourism figures that are close to the levels recorded in 2019.
Anani told Al-Arabiya that Egypt is implementing tourism projects worth $15 billion.
The minister explained that Egypt in April could restore 50 percent of the number of tourists before the pandemic.
He noted that more than 500,000 visitors arrived in the country from 20 states, compared to a million visitors in 2019 before the pandemic.
Source: State Information Service Egypt