Cairo International Airport on Thursday night received five flights from France, UK, Italy, Belgium and Lebanon, carrying 801 visitors on the third day of Egypt’s resumption of international flights amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad and Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat discussed on Thursday boosting bilateral cooperation to achieve sustainable tourism
Tourism Minister Rania al Mashat met Friday with the US Journalist and Travel Editor for CBC and PBS, Peter Greenberg, at the end of his one-week visit to Cairo.
Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat said that the first quarter of 2018 saw a 30-percent increase in the number of tourists visiting Egypt compared to 2017.
Italian newspapers highlighted OPR’s visit and its importance. In addition, they pointed out that 2018 will witness Catholic pilgrimages to Egypt.
The Vatican’s delegation is currently visiting Egypt for several days to recognize places that would be included in the pilgrimage program in Egypt.
Pope Francis will meet Wednesday with the Egyptian Minister of Tourism Yehia Rashed, to confirm the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt seeking refuge.
Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed left Cairo on Sunday for China to participate in the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, according to a press release.
Tourism Minister Yehia Rashid said that Egypt's economy will witness a major tourism boom.