Saturday 05 February 2022
Books – Youssef Afifi:
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the opening and operation of 19 new hotel facilities during 2021, with a capacity of 3,000 new hotel rooms to be added to the total hotel capacity of the Egyptian tourist destination, at the level of the governorates of the Red Sea, South Sinai, Giza, Suez, Damietta, Mansoura and the North Coast.
According to today’s statement, this comes within the framework of the goals of the sustainable development strategy of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Egypt’s Vision 2030 to raise the competitiveness of the Egyptian tourist destination and develop plans for the hotel capacity necessary to accommodate the target number of tourists by 2030, which contributes to participating in raising the efficiency of the tourism infrastructure and encouraging tourism investment.
For his part, Abdel Fattah Al-Assi, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for the control of hotel establishments, shops and tourist activities, indicated that this came within the framework of the results of the work of the Permanent Committee for Licensing Hotel and Tourist Establishments, which the Prime Minister had issued a decision to form for the first time in February 2020 headed by a Minister Tourism and Antiquities and the membership of the authorities concerned with tourism activity in Egypt, in light of the decisions issued by the meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities.
Mohamed Amer, Director General of the General Administration of Control and Inspection of Hotel Establishments at the Ministry, added that these new facilities directly contributed to providing about 2,500 new job opportunities.
Mohamed Hajjaj, Director General of the General Administration of Hotel Establishments Licensing at the ministry, stated that it is scheduled to open 4 new hotel projects during the next two months in the governorates of South Sinai, the Red Sea and Cairo, with a capacity of 600 hotel rooms added to the total hotel capacity at the level of the Republic, pointing out that the capacity of 600 hotel rooms is being added to the total hotel capacity at the level of the Republic. Currently studying applications for operating these projects and coordinating with the concerned and relevant authorities to issue a tourism license for them.
It is worth noting that the Prime Minister had issued a decision to form the Permanent Committee for Licensing Hotel and Tourist Establishments to specialize in researching and studying hotel and tourism projects and working to confront the problems and obstacles they face, as well as requests submitted by investors to obtain tourism licenses and follow up the operation of existing and new projects from hotels and coordination with All ministries and concerned authorities.