Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017
Tourism Minister Mohamed Yehia Rashed believes that the initiation of the US State Department by declaring Egypt as a “safe country” and suggesting other citizens to travel there via Green Map will definitely help in boosting the tourism of Egypt to get better.
This will influence the tourist inflow of Egypt from America and other countries and improve its tourism thereafter. The government is taking confident steps in uplifting the problems of the country especially in terms of the economic situation. Rashed said that this inclusion is expected to make Egypt get better its current normal tourism rates from before.
However, experts in the tourism and hotels sector believe that the visit of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the United States has the possibility to revitalize and restructure the mental image of Egypt. It is also being said that meetings with American business leaders in different sectors entails the fact that Egypt is moving forward to attract more overseas visitors in the coming days.
Negative image of Egypt which got promoted through various channels in media abroad is the main reason behind the decrease in tourism rates as not to undermine that some foreign media still flow the news that the events of June 30 was a coup, not a revolution.