Official: Egypt plans to revitalize tourism in Luxor and Aswan

The President of the Chambers of Tourism Federation Elhamy al-Zayat has announced the preparation of a plan to revitalize tourism in Egypt in general, and Luxor and Aswan in particular, pointing out that recent polls have revealed no negative impact on tourism following the recent explosion in Luxor's Karnak temple.
Zayat added that cultural tourism registered low numbers even before the incident of Karnak, as the average occupancy rate is 13 percent. He pointed out that the federation has prepared a campaign aimed at seven large markets, including US, Canada, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil, in order to stimulate cultural tourism.
The former Antiquities Minister Zahy Hawass will take part in the campaigns, which will kick off in September and October.
The ministry has taken strict measures in coordination with the Tourism Police, to secure all archaeological areas, developing security plans to confront terrorism, in the wake of the recent explosion in Luxor, said Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty, during a tour of Aswan on Monday.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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