Ministry of Tourism

Egyptian Cabinet denies rumors of disappearance of Mohammed Ali family's historic silver bed

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 - 03:09 GMT

The Egyptian Cabinet has refuted rumors surrounding the alleged disappearance of a highly valuable silver bed that belongs to the Mohammed Ali royal family from the Manial Palace Museum in Cairo.

Egypt close to launch details of LE 50B initiative to boost tourism sector

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 - 01:07 GMT

The initiative is part of the Egyptian government's strategy to increase annual tourist numbers by 25 to 30 percent with a target set for 2028

14.9M tourists visit Egypt in 2023: Tourism Minister

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 - 05:08 GMT

The fourth quarter of 2023, in particular, experienced a surge in tourism activity, welcoming 3.6 million tourists, which marked an 8 percent increase compared to the same period in 2022

Egyptian Cabinet approves LE 50B tourism initiative to boost hotel room capacity

Thu, 21 Dec 2023 - 02:40 GMT

Furthermore, this expansion is expected to create approximately 45,000 new direct and indirect job opportunities, providing a much-needed boost to the labor market

Egypt’s tourism achieved 36% growth rate in October 2023: Tourism Minister

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 - 03:34 GMT

This growth rate is eight times higher than the global tourism growth rate, which stood at 4.5 percent during the same period, as reported by the World Tourism Organization.

Tourism sector on way to meeting 2023 goals despite war on Gaza, tourism minister

Tue, 07 Nov 2023 - 12:09 GMT

Issa explained that the ministry recorded tourist arrivals of 1.3 million from 80 countries in October, an 8 percent increase year-on-year, highlighting its significance amid the escalating war on the Gaza Strip

New 25,000 hotel rooms to open in next few months: Tourism Minister

Wed, 18 Oct 2023 - 01:58 GMT

Tourism minister also highlighted the significant growth opportunities within Egypt's tourism sector especially the hotel industry, which will contribute to achieving the target of having 400,000 hotel rooms by the end of 2028

Egyptian Cabinet denies closing Giza Pyramids complex for two months

Fri, 04 Aug 2023 - 02:02 GMT

The Egyptian Cabinet’s media center has denied reports about the closure of the Giza Pyramids plateau for two months for development.

Egyptian ministers follow up on COP27 preparations, efforts to turn Sharm El-Sheikh into green city

Mon, 25 Apr 2022 - 08:21 GMT

The Egyptian ministers of tourism and antiquities, local development, and environment have followed up on preparations to host the 2022 UN Climate Conference (COP27) in November and the efforts to turn Sharm El-Sheikh into a green city.

Delegation from tourism ministry visits injured in bus collision in Aswan

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 - 10:45 GMT

A delegation from the ministry of tourism, visited on Wednesday the injured in a tourist bus collision in Aswan Governorate near Abu Simbel / Aswan Road in a hospital in the to follow up and check on their health condition.

Egyptian archaeologists uncovers 4,000-year-old manuscript inside newly discovered coffin in Saqqara

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 03:02 GMT

In early October 2020, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the largest discovery in 2020, which was the discovery of 59 ancient coffins in the Saqqara region.

Tourists end week-long vacation in Egypt with zero COVID-19 infection, Tourism Min

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 06:31 GMT

Tourists returned back home after spending wonderful trips to South Sinai and Red Sea Governorates without a single Case of infection along the duration of their stay in Egypt; Ministry of Tourism said Thursday.

Tourism Min. reassigns Eng. Youssef with chairing tourism authority board of directors

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 12:41 GMT

Youssef has been the chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board of Directors since 2018.

In co-op with Tourism Min., CNN broadcasts interview with Russ from Egypt's New Alamein

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 09:15 GMT

American CNN has broadcast its interview with the famous American rapper.

Min.: 1st restoration works of King Tut’s golden coffin start

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 12:22 GMT

The first restoration works of King Tut’s golden coffin started after it was transferred from the cemetery to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Tourism min. hails Germany's decision to end travel ban on Taba

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 - 09:24 GMT

Mashat welcomed Germany's decision to lift a ban preventing German nationals from travelling to the resort-town of Taba in eastern Sinai Peninsula.

Mashat: We seek to open new tourist markets in Egypt

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 - 02:31 GMT

Mashat said Tuesday her ministry focuses on promoting training and developing hotel classification standards to encourage competitiveness.

Karnak Temple is first archaeological site to receive people with special needs: Min.

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 - 01:54 GMT

Mashat said the Karnak Temple in Luxor is the first archaeological site to receive people with special needs.

Council of Tourism ministers convene to draft strategy

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 - 02:16 GMT

The executive office of the council of Arab tourism ministers convened its 24th session Sunday to discuss updating a draft of a document on an Arab tourism strategy.

Mashat presents Egypt's efforts in investing in sustainable tourism

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 - 12:51 GMT

This came within the session of the Conference on Sustainable Tourism Conference (ITSC) which took place on May 30-31 in the Bulgarian city of Varna.