Luxor upholds cultural tourism in Egypt

Published on : Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Luxor attracts the largest segment of cultural tourism coming to Egypt. It is considered the storehouse of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with more than 800 archaeological sites and shrines displaying the most wonderful human heritage of Egypt.

In 2021, Luxor witnessed many different archaeological projects and discoveries that amazed the entire world.All eyes were on Egypt on 25 November, when the country broadcasted the reopening of Luxor’s Avenue of Sphinxes.

This event promoted Luxor as the largest open museum in the world, showcasing its rich diversity of touristic offerings along with its ancient history.

Mohamed Osman, the Head of the Committee for the Promotion of Cultural Tourism in Luxor, spoke about his expectations for the tourism sector in Luxor this year as well as the challenges it might face.

Osman said that the event was widely covered by 120 international channels and 82 journals and magazines.65 features were also conducted on Luxor and its value, promoting the city as the largest open museum in the world, showcasing its variety of touristic offerings and rich history.

This wide media coverage led to an increase in demand for cultural tourism by 28% and an increase in prices by 18%.
Osmansaid that they have a lot of plans for 2022. The committee has started arranging an agenda of events for attracting tourists to different Egyptian destinations in general and cultural tourism in particular.

Also, by the end of March, the first festival for ancient Egyptian fashion and its evolution throughout time is being planned.

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