Egypt Independent

Eid al-Adha revives tourism in Sharm el-Sheikh

Since the beginning of Eid al-Adha, the city of Sharm el-Sheikh has witnessed the rise in hotel occupancy rates to full capacity, following the influx of Egyptian and Arab tourists in the area for vacation, while the percentage of occupancy in the city of Dahab increased to 85 percent.

Dolphins, cruises and safaris attracted visitors to Sharm el-Sheikh. Naama Bay, the Old Market, Sahaba Square and SOHO Square were the most attractive spots in the city for tourists.

Ahmed Ghobashi, head of the tourism support coalition in Sharm el-Sheikh, said that the new numbers indicated the beginning of the return as a forefront tourist destination in the Middle East.

Vice President of the Hotel Facilities Chamber in South Sinai, Hussein Fawzi, pointed out that the influx of Egyptian and Arab tourists was due to the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm