File photo: Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany (Al-Ahram)
Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany discussed with UK Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams means to boost joint cooperation in tourism and archaeology, particularly following the UK's decision to lift its ban on flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, the Egyptian tourism and antiquities ministry said.
During the meeting, El-Enany tackled ways to attract more British tourists to Egypt, saying that operating direct weekly flights from Gatwick Airport in London to Sharm El-Sheikh and flights between Luxor and Sharm El-Sheikh will contribute to drawing up new itineraries combining beach and cultural tourism.
Sir Adams asserted the importance of Egypt as a travel destination for British tourists, adding that in addition to the flights from Gatwick, travel operator Easy Jet will operate a new direct flight by mid-2020.
The two officials discussed joint projects to renovate a number of archaeological sites in Egypt.