Egypt discusses plans to breathe life in fragile tourism industry

In the conference intended to talk about the different ways to restore the countries collapsing tourism sector, an Egyptian official remarked that an immediate plan should be implemented to enhance the fragile tourism sector in the North African countries.

The authority made the comments at the main Academic Tourist Conference which was held in Hurghada.

“After this plan arrangement, we ought to also actualize both short and long term plans to develop tourism,” said Ahmed Abdullah, governor of Egypt’s Red Sea Governorate.

The governor said that, the government, workers in the tourism industry, academics and specialists, ought to cooperate to find solutions to once again make Egypt a world well known vacationer destination.

The Russian air plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in October a year ago dealt a blow to Egypt’s now battered tourism industry.

It finally led some nations, including Britain and Russia, to suspend their flights to Egypt’s renowned Red Sea resort, Sharm el-Sheik and to evacuate their nationals there, over security concerns.

Egypt has been taking several measures recently to revive tourism.

Tourism sector, one of the main sources of the nation’s national income and foreign currency reserves, endured a setback since the 2011 uprising that toppled previous long-time leader, Hosni Mubarak.