The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said that Ghada Shalaby, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs, met today with Amy Lawrenson, the Ambassador of New Zealand in Cairo, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.
Achieving growth in tourism traffic from 25 to 30%
The ministry added, in a statement today, that the distinguished relations between Egypt and New Zealand were emphasized during the meeting, and the national strategy for the development of tourism in Egypt, which aims to achieve rapid growth ranging between 25% and 30% annually, was emphasized in the tourism industry in Egypt, the most prominent of which is In providing greater access to the Egyptian tourist destination and doubling the number of airline seats coming to Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and working to encourage and improve the tourism investment climate in Egypt, in addition to working to develop and improve the tourism experience in Egypt.
State efforts to promote green tourism
She added that the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities reviewed the efforts made by the Egyptian state to promote green tourism to achieve sustainable development by preserving the environment, natural resources and cultural heritage, and encouraging hotel establishments to convert to green and environmentally friendly, in addition to reviewing the different ingredients, products and patterns of tourism that abound in the destination. the Egyptian; Including cultural and recreational tourism, adventures and others.-
The ministry indicated that the meeting emphasized the interest of the New Zealand tourist in green and sustainable tourism, cultural tourism and adventure tourism, as well as his desire to integrate with the local community in the destinations he visits, and that Egypt is one of the distinguished tourist destinations for him because it has great tourism opportunities, with its abundance of various tourist patterns, especially Cultural tourism, which enjoys great passion from the New Zealand tourist, in addition to the different climatic seasons between Egypt and New Zealand, which represents a great opportunity to promote the Egyptian destination in New Zealand, and that the New Zealand tourist who visits Egypt is a high-spending person.
The meeting was attended by Counselor Amr Abdullah, supervisor of the General Department of International Relations and Agreements at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Mohamed Salama, head of the Central Department of Tourist Offices at the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion, and Iman Gawish, Policy Advisor at the New Zealand Embassy in Cairo.