Oct 14 2012
El Gouna, Red Sea hosted on 2 September the FVW Workshop on tourism in Egypt. Designed to give German participants direct contact with Egyptian tourism leaders and the opportunity to experience the situation in the country for themselves, the workshop welcomed 25 German travel agents, senior managers and tour operators. Government and industry figureheads shared their commitment to supporting the recovery of tourism.
Andre Illmer, Director of Destination Services at TUI, Europe’s leading travel group affirmed that travel to Egypt is recovering. “We registered over 20% more customers to Egypt in the summer of 2012 compared to 2011 and we have ambitious plans to increase customer figures in Egypt which is why we raised airline capacities and ordered around 85% of the flight seats guaranteed.”
Sun Express, a leading charter flight operator also shared their positive outlook. “We’ve transported almost 300,000 passengers between Germany and Egypt since starting operations in November 2011,” said Benjamin Weidmann, Senior Strategy Manager.