Egypt, UK in talks to resume tourist flights to Sharm

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 02:58 GMT

yehia rashed - File photo

yehia rashed - File photo

CAIRO – 10 November 2017: The Egyptian government is working with British officials to lift a UK travel ban to Sharm el Shiekh, the tourism minister said, pointing out that there is no reason for keeping the travel warning.

Egypt’s tourism movement is recovering well, therefore Cairo hopes to restore the normal tourist numbers from different markets soon, Yehia Rashed told The Telegraph at the end of his visit to London, where he participated in the World Travel Market (WTM) events.

The world is now facing the challenges and threats that Egypt has went through, Rashed said, stressing that the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Shiekh will remain safe, as evidenced by French, German and Ukrainian tourists, who are currently visiting the city to enjoy its tourist attractions.

He talked about other Egyptian tourist destinations, such as Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan.

The Tourism Ministry is keen on meeting all needs and tastes of different tourists, he noted.

Sharm el Sheikh is one of the favorite tourist destinations for the British visitor, Rashed said, saying the ministry is currently in contact with tour operators to resume British tourist flights to the city, which in turn will benefit Egypt and the UK.

Also, Rashed underlined that the government has been taking all necessary measures to secure Egyptians and tourists alike.

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