Egypt, Algeria mull tourism cooperation


Mon, 20 May 2019 - 10:20 GMT

Tourists visiting the Karnak Temple in Luxor - Flickr

Tourists visiting the Karnak Temple in Luxor - Flickr

ALGIERS, May 20 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador to Algeria Ayman Mosharafa said he discussed with Algerian Tourism Minister Abdelkader Benmessaoud ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism.

In statements to MENA on Monday, Mosharafa noted that the meeting fell within the framework of the Egyptian Embassy's efforts to give a boost to the tourism sector in Egypt and promote for its multi-destination tourism product.

The ambassador voiced his interest in increasing the number of Algerian tourists to Egypt, pointing out that 41,000 Algerian tourists visited the country in 2018.

Egypt is considered the fourth most favored destination for Algerian tourists after France, Tunisia and Turkey, he added.

He reviewed features offered to the Algerians who are interested in attending the African Cup of Nations championship, set to be held in June.

The meeting touched on the possibility of benefiting from the Egyptian expertise in hotel training and tourism promotion.

Talks also tackled ways of increasing flights and charter flights between the two countries to push up the tourist flow.



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