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Egyptian Tourism and Egypt Air see recovery in tourism

New Delhi, Fri, 23 Dec 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): In order to woo tourists travel to Egypt post the democratic movement and strategic elections in the process, Egypt Air has introduced five flights week to Cairo from Mumbai.


In the light of the political disturbance early this year and the safety concerns of the tourists, this is a major step taken by the Egypt Air and Egypt Tourism. Egypt Air has also announced that they have doubled its baggage allowance for its international and domestic passengers.


With this, Egypt Air becomes one of the very few airlines in the world to allow two checked in bags free of charge on both its international and domestic sectors.


This was announced by Medhat Nabil, General Manager Egypt Air and Adel EL Masry, Director, Egyptian Tourism Office in India, following the decision taken by the airline in Egypt.


Commenting on the development, El Masy said, "The democratic political movement in the country was aimed at the development of the institutional framework of the state and a democratic society in Egypt. With the recent developments, the tourism sector is all set to revive back and things are coming back to stability. Egypt is receiving immense support from several nations who have partnered to improve the situation by lifting travel advisories against Egypt. With the increase in the fights per week Egyptair ensures that tourism is again gaining strength."


"With election process going smoothly tourists perceive Egypt to be a safe destination. Tourists are visiting Egypt for the winter season. Recently in a statement issued by Tourism Minister Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour and Mr. Adel El Masry Director Egypt Tourism Office India said that despite incidents in Cairo places like Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh are still doing well and it has not been affected at all. Abdel El nour clarified that, the areas of Red sea Riviera and the Sinai resorts such as Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Safaga, Quseir in addition to the Sinai resorts of Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Taba and Nuweiba Sector, Luxor, Aswan besides the oasis and the Safari deserts have maintained the regular influx of tourism inflow."


Considering the recent political developments, the airline had lost its business considerably and cut down on the number of flights from five per week to three per week early this year.


Now, it is believed that going back to the five flights a week will help Egypt Air attract more and more tourists from India.


The baggage allowance increase will help people from all over the world travel to Egypt.


Attracting tourist needs a strategy which includes a combination of factors like frequent airline connectivity both domestic and international, reasonable air fare, and benefits for the travelers which EgyptAir is assertively taking into consideration to increase tourist traffic in places such as Cairo, Luxor, Sharm el-Sheikh, Alexandria, Aswan which had suffered a slowdown during the democratic movement. (ANI)


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