Egypt’s minister of tourism and antiquities, Khaled El-Anany, met with Gareth Bailey, the UK ambassador in Cairo. In addition to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral collaboration. In the sectors of tourism and antiquities.
The negotiations come after Egypt got remove from the UK “red list” of countries to travel to. Also easing travel restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. El-Anany discussed Egypt’s efforts to adopt new tourist activities. Such as adventure tourism and combining beach and leisure tourism with cultural tourism into a single offering.
This would help in accomplishing in a number of ways. Including the construction of domestic airlines to connect the Nile Valley sites of Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. However with coastal destinations like Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.
He said that this would boost Egypt’s competitiveness as a tourism destination. Also for the first time, produce an integrated and distinctive tourism. In addition offering entertainment, beaches, and Egyptian heritage.
The two parties explored the potential of establishing a bilateral agreement of understanding on artefacts theft and illicit smuggling recovery.
The minister also informed the British ambassador on the preparations for the 100th anniversary of King Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery.
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