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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Egypt hotels need to prepare for influx in tourist numbers

Hotels in Egypt need to gear up for the influx in tourist arrivals that the country should see as of this year, Hilton’s VP of Operations for Egypt and North Africa, Mohab Ghali, tells Hotels News ME in an interview. The company is expecting tourists to return to Egypt in droves, especially now that direct flights between Cairo and Moscow have resumed, which requires a specific focus on “investing in the infrastructure in terms of hotel renovations and the quality of the products and services that we offer in general in the country, especially improving the skills of employees,” Ghali said. Hilton is expanding its presence in Egypt with a number of new hotels planned for Cairo, Gouna, Ain Sokhna, Port Said, and Damietta.

German tour operator DER Touristik expects rise in “winter sun” bookings to Egypt, Tunisia: German tour operator DER Touristik has increased the number of hotels and flight connections available in Egypt and Tunisia as it expects a rise in “winter sun” bookings to the two countries, according to tourism portal FVW. The operator has also raised booking prices for Egypt holidays by 1%. Germans topped the list of tourist arrivals in Egypt in 2017 with 1.23 mn tourists.

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