Egypt's tourism minister to visit Italy to promote sector

Holiday period went well, large numbers now aimed for

13 January, 19:37

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 13 - After the Italian Foreign Ministry lifted its advisory against travel to the country and good results were achieved over the holiday period, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou will be in Milan for the BIT-Tourism Fair (February 13-15) to meet with Italian tour operators. Egypt is aiming for a substantial increase in the number of Italians opting to visit the country in 2014 and wants to gradually bring the levels up to those seen in previous years.

    Other aims include attracting greater Italian investment to Egypt and stepping up the cooperation that has traditionally marked relations between the two countries, in order to build a prosperous future together. The minister plans to discuss the best strategies for a relaunch of tourism and investment in the country with Italian tour operators. The government aims to maintain stronger relations with its Mediterranean partners - and especially with Italy, which it has long enjoyed solid relations with. Egyptian authorities continue to say that Egypt ''is a safe destination that welcomes tourists with hospitality and cordiality. The country is working ceaselessly to maintain security and stability, aware that its security is the most important basis for tourism and economic development''.

    (ANSAmed).

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