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CAIRO – 30 July 2017: “Egyptian tour guides are the best in the world according to the evaluations of international tourism organizations and internationally approved performance reports,” Walid al-Batouty, minister of Tourism Advisor stated on Friday.
Batouty said in statements to Egypt Today that although the tourism crisis has affected tourist guides sector in terms of job opportunities, but it did not affect their efficiency and experience, pointing out that a number of them left the field of tourism until the situation stabilizes.
He added that Egyptian tourism is on the way to recovery, and once it returns to its previous activity there will be no big problem in the availability of guides, noting that there are a good number of graduates ready for work, in addition to those who are still working in the tourism sector.
He pointed out that Egyptian tour guides are rated the best in the world in terms of efficiency.
It should be noted that the number of tourist guides in Egypt as estimated by the Association of Tourist Guides is approximately 17 thousand, most of them proficient in the languages of English, Russian, French and German.