Sep 02 2012
"Egypt is a safe place, unlike how it is portrayed by the international media; I urge Germans to visit it," the editor-in-chief of prominent German magazine FVW said on Saturday.
At a workshop devoted to Germany's tourism market held in the Red Sea resort town of El-Gouna this weekend, Klaus Hildebrandt told Ahram Online that the global media tended to focus solely on recent protests and clashes in Egypt, even though the country's seaside tourist areas remained stable and secure.
Hildebrandt urged Egypt's tourism ministry to work on improving Egypt’s international image.
On Saturday, tourism minister Hisham Zazou stated that the number of German tourists travelling to Egypt had reached 500,000 this year, rising 33.6 per cent in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011.