In an effort to revive Egypt’s tourism business, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in collaboration with the Egyptian Hotels Association, have launched Enjoy Winter in Egypt, an initiative which combines flight and resort price reductions in touristic cities.
From 15 January to 28 February, according to the plan, the cost of domestic flights will be cut almost in half in touristic cities in Egypt by organising trips from Cairo to Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El-Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam, and from Alexandria to Luxor and Aswan.
Airline tickets, including taxes, from Cairo and Alexandria will be available to Luxor at a flat rate of LE1,500, to Aswan, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh and Taba for LE1,800 and to Marsa Alam for LE2,000. The flights are run by the flagship airline EgyptAir and Air Cairo.
A total of 114 hotels, three, four and five stars, in the six cities will provide special accommodations ranging from between LE300 to LE750 per person in a double room including meals, taxes and services. The names of the hotels are published on the website of the Egyptian Hotels Association.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities is providing a 50 per cent discount on tickets for Egyptians in museums and archaeological sites in Qena, Luxor and Aswan.
All Covid-19 precautionary measures and hygiene safety guidelines in airports, museums and archaeological sites and hotels, cafeterias and tourist buses will be implemented.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 January, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.