Egypt to draw football fans from 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Thursday, October 13, 2022



Egypt is all prepared to pull towards it the enthusiasts of football who would be coming during the 2022 FIFA World Cup that would be hosted in Qatar in November and December of this year.

Together with airlines, the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Activation has introduced an effort to give confidence to the fans of football and attract them to spend part of their 2022 World Cup vacation in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh cities in Egypt.

The Chamber of Hotel Establishments in Egypt, as part of the campaign declared in early October the launch of direct flights from Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh to Doha, the Qatari capital.

Also, the chamber urged all the hotel managements to take part in the effort to provide a discount of at least 10% to World Cup fans having a Haya card, offering an entry permit to Qatar and access to the stadium or to create an incentive program to draw visitors in huge numbers.

Experts consider that this year’s Qatar World Cup is going to be a golden chance for Egypt to endorse its showcase its tourism sector and entice fans to visit its cities while the tournament starts from Nov. 20 and ends on Dec. 18th.

Ahmed Amer, an archaeological researcher at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, in this context, told Al-Monitor that Egypt can influence the fans present in the World Cup in Qatar with lucrative offers by tourism companies aiming on football fans.

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