What impact did WYF have on Sharm el-Sheikh?



Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 02:56 GMT


Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 02:56 GMT

Sharm el-Sheikh resort - Reuters

Sharm el-Sheikh resort - Reuters

CAIRO – 10 November 2017: Sharm el-Sheikh hotel occupancy rate has reached its highest in 7 years, registering a 50 percent rise, head of the Tourism Investors Association in South Sinai said Thursday.

During an interview with TV channel ON Live, Hesham Ali said attributed the rise to the World Youth Forum held November 5-9, adding that workers of the tourism sector are provided with high-level training to advance the industry.

Soho Square, Sharm al-Sheikh - official Facebook Page

Sharm al-Sheikh resort hosted the five-day World Youth Forum (WYT) that brought together about 3,000 young people from more than 60 countries in an effort to explore key issues facing young people and determine their role in implementing global development goals and combating terrorism.

Sharm el Sheikh, King of Bahrain Street

Store and bazaar owners in the world-famous Red Sea resort also reported major commercial activities in the town on the sidelines of the WYF.

Hamada, a shop owner in Sharm el-Sheikh, expressed his happiness at the outcome of the WYF on the tourism level, saying “we have weather and attractions that do not exist anywhere else in the world…we are the safest country in the world at this time.”

the Old Market by a Sharm al-Sheikh beach - Sharm al-sheikh in English Facebook page



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