UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili arrived in Cairo in his first visit following the return of international air flights in July, heading a delegation containing UNWTO officials to inspect coronavirus measures in Hurghada’s hotels, museums, and maritime activities.
Zurab Pololikashvili tweeted that Egypt is ready to restart tourism.
Minister of Tourism Khalid Anany accompanied Pololikashvili to hold bilateral conversations and meetings with tourist investor, with the two set to tour museums, archeolgical sites and tourist locations nationwide.
Anany hailed the UNWTO’s efforts to reduce the impact of the coronavirus on global tourism, in addition to launching initiatives to combat plastic waste and holding competitions in regards to finding coronavirus recovery solutions.
Pololikashvili invited Anany to attend the 122nd meeting of the UNWTO’s executive council, held in September in Georgia to discuss global tourism trends during the pandemic and reports from the Competitiveness and Sustainable Tourism Committees.
The meeting will include the participation of tourism ministries from around the world.
The tourism sector in Egypt, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, has been gradually reopening over the past few months.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism announced the resumption of tourism on May 4, with tourist sites and hotels operating at 25 percent capacity.
The maximum operational capacity was increased to 50 percent on June 1.
Tourism experts have estimated that Egypt’s tourism sector lost one billion US dollars per month due to the pandemic.
See all the news
Studying Abroad Costs Georgian Students €10,000–15,000
Franco Frattini - Georgia, straying from the rule of law
Letter to the Newsweek Editor: 'Russia Determined to Wield Power in Georgia'
Caspiannews: Georgia’s Actions to Seize Foreign Company Disrupt Telecommunications Corridor Between Europe & Asia
Turkish cable manufacturer Koc Kablo has opened its first factory in Georgia
TBC Bank announces management change
EU Local Statement on recent public comments with regards to the German Ambassador to Georgia
Oil prices fall further on virus fears, U.S. crude stock build
Update on Shuakhevi HPP
Turkey to open doors to 31 countries for health tourism
Statement by Andrius Kubilius on the EU assistance for Georgia
Wine sales have increased 5 times in the UK - Georgian-British startup
Visa informed banks of the mechanism to process transactions with expired cards
Russian Church, which priest tested positive for coronavirus is closed for several days
S&P: Georgia Heads Toward Recession
Gurian Tea "Gamarjoba" will Appear on the Market from September
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care
Georgian economy grows 2.2% in February
NBG: in 2019 the current account deficit reached its historical minimum
First-Stage Land Usage Permit for APM Terminals Poti