Investors urge more participation in US tourism expos

Egypt’s failure to actively participate in US tourism exhibitions is causing the country to lose nearly 800,000 tourists, warned investors at the resort of Marsa Alam, the Red Sea resort that has recently been joined under the administration of Luxor governorate.
Atef Abdel Latif, a member of Marsa Alam and South Sinai investors society, slammed the exclusion of tourism fairs organized in the United States in the plans of the Egyptian Tourism Federation (ETF), suggesting that American tourist fairs should be included side by side with other events that are already on the list such as the London Tourism Bourse and Italy’s Rimini.
Abdel Latif added that the US market is promising, which requires Egypt to intensify the promotion of its destinations there. He added that doing that would secure 700,000-800,000 US visitors per year, moving the US up to third place among countries exporting tourists to Egypt.
Egypt's tourism revenues jumped 112 percent to about US$2 billion in the third quarter of 2014, a tourism ministry official told Reuters earlier this month. Egypt's tourism sector has sustained considerable losses since the 25 January revolution that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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