Senior Egyptian Tourist Authority officials
have met with key audiences in Amman, marking the final stop in the authority’s successful nine-country
Jordanian visitors to Egypt increased 4.5
% to 50,514 in the first five months of this year, reflecting the strong cultural ties and increased
business and leisure opportunities.
Egypt’s traditional Pyramids-and-museums profile is broadening as more modern shopping malls, entertainment venues and luxury, internationally
acclaimed hotels and resorts shoot up across the country.
Ahmad El Khadem, chairman of the Egyptian Tourist Authority,
said, “Jordan remains one of our key markets and we will continue to emphasise
the close cultural ties and broad attractions Egypt has to offer.”
The country remains especially appealing to Arabs, many of whom enjoy the comfort of an Arabic-language setting.
Where Cairo and Alexandria have been and remain key destinations, Arab travellers now enjoy a wide variety of luxury resorts outside of the
metropolitan centres, scattered along the Red Sea and the North Coast.
The construction of new airports in both tourist-friendly areas enable Jordanians to take more weekend breaks all year round.
“Arabs are opting increasingly to visit Egypt over European destinations,” added El Khadem. “Egypt’s modern amenities, including luxury hotels
and high-end retailers, as well as its Arabic-language culture, make it a comfortable weekend escape for our neighbours from Jordan.”
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