FILE: Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat
CAIRO, April 27 (MENA) - Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat headed for Dubai on Saturday on top of a tourist delegation to take part in the Arabian Travel Market, set to be held on Sunday till Wednesday.
Before leaving Cairo, Mashat stressed the importance of participating in the event in light of the Tourism Ministry's strategy to attract more Arab tourists to Egypt.
Egypt is a favorable destination for the Arab tourists, she said, adding that 30 percent of Egypt's tourists came from the Arab market.
Several meetings will be held on the fringe of the event to exchange expertise and discuss ways to boost tourism among the Arab states.
About 56 participants will partake in the 600-meter square event, including 30 tour operators and 22 hotels, in addition to EgyptAir and Air Cairo airlines.