Egypt’s Al Mashat meets tourism ministers, travel agencies at ITB Berlin
Al Mashat meets tourism ministers, travel agencies at Berlin tourism expo: Tourism Minister Rania Al Mashat met with her Greek and Cypriot counterparts on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin tourism expo to discuss increasing cooperation between the three countries, according to Cyprus News Agency. Al Mashat also met with German Travel Association President Norbert Fiebig, who told the minister that Germans are keen on visiting Egypt, particularly on the back of increasing political and economic stability, according to Egypt Today. This comes as German flights to Egypt are expected to increase 25-30% during the upcoming summer season, Masters Travel Service head Nora Ali said, according to Al Shorouk.
Thomas Cook plans to bring 820k tourists to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts this year: The minister also met with Sayed El Gabry, Thomas Cook’s agent in Egypt, who announced the British travel agency is looking to bring 420k Russian and Chinese tourists and 400k travelers from other countries to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts in 2019, Al Masry Al Youm reports. UK-based travel firm TUI also plans to bring more Chinese tourists to Egypt this year, CEO Friedrich Joussen told Al Mashat, according to Masrawy.