Tourism 08:45 19 Jul 2021

Why is it even cheaper to travel to Egypt? Deputy Minister of Tourism explains

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Gada Shalabi is the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt. Last week she arrived in Ukraine on an official visit, during which she gave a press conference where Rubryka recorded the most important points for you.

In particular, Shalabi said she was glad that Ukrainians were increasingly choosing Egypt as a place where they can spend their holidays, especially after part of the quarantine restrictions were lifted: in the first month of open borders, Egypt was visited by only 89 tourists and now vacationers increased to 90 thousand per month, in Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alam.

"All this is the result of media campaigns, press tours for journalists, bloggers, and influencers. Tourists who returned home with pleasant impressions and started a grapevine played a big role," Gada Shalabi explained to the Rubryka correspondent.

But there's a downside. In the last month and a half, the number of tourists from Ukraine has decreased by 30-40%; this is one of the reasons for Shalabi's visit to find out why Ukrainians stopped coming.

"One of the reasons I was told was the heat in Egypt. But after the first day in Kyiv, I realized that it's much hotter here than there, and the reason isn't that. I didn't expect it to be so hot in Ukraine," Gada jokes. In the shadows today, the thermometer shows more than 30 degrees.

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