In Photos: Two Czech social influencers tour Hurghada, next stop Luxor

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Jan 2021

The social influencers’ trip is part of an Egyptian plan to promote tourism by inviting international bloggers to visit the country

Czech bloggers
During the visit to the Hurghada Museum

Two Czech social influencers visited the Red Sea city of Hurghada in a trip organised by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, a statement by the ministry read on Thursday.

The bloggers’ trip is part of an Egyptian plan to promote tourism by inviting international bloggers to visit the country.

In Hurghada, the bloggers embarked on a Red Sea cruise during which they went diving to enjoy the diverse underwater world of multi-coloured coral reefs and countless species of fish.

During a visit to the Hurghada Museum, the bloggers noted that visitors to Hurghada can enjoy the picturesque beaches while getting acquainted with the ancient Egyptian civilisation.

They spoke highly about the attractive display of artefacts in the museum, especially those of Tutankhamun.

The Boy King's collection is temporarily on display at the Hurghada Museum until the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).

The GEM – which the CNN listed as one of the top attractions to visit this year after selecting Egypt as one of the top countries to visit in 2021 – is scheduled for inauguration this year after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered rescheduling the inauguration of all mega national projects planned for 2020 to 2021 owing to the coronavirus.

Czech bloggers

Czech bloggers
At the Hurghada Museum

On Wednesday, the two Czechs visited  the Giza Pyramids, the archaeological site at Saqqara Necropolis, and the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Czech bloggers
At the Sphinx

Czech bloggers
At the Saqqara Necropolis

They also went on a walk through the iconic Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar in Old Cairo.

Czech bloggers
In Old Cairo

Czech bloggers
In Old Cairo

Next, the Czech bloggers will head to Luxor to tour its archaeological attractions, the statement continued.

Last week, two groups of British and Ukrainian bloggers visited a host of touristic destinations in Cairo, Luxor, and Hurghada.

The bloggers said they enjoyed the trip, stressing that they felt safe due to "the seriousness of the precautionary and preventive measures applied by Egypt in all museums, archaeological sites, and hotels against the coronavirus."

Egypt has received 1.4 million tourists as of December since reopening its seaside resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, and Marsa Matrouh to international flights in July after a three-month lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. 

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