Minister of Tourism seek to cancel travel warnings to Sharm el-Sheikh
Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou - YOUM7/Hussein Tallal

CAIRO: Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou said he seeks to cancel all travel warnings to Egypt, especially Sharm el-Sheikh and South Sinai, after he arrived at Cairo International Airport on Saturday.

Zaazou returned from his participation in the International Tourism-Bourse in Berlin, one of the world’s largest exhibitions with participants from over 180 countries.

He said that the Egyptian pavilion gave an “outstanding performance.”

Zaazou added that he met some German officials to discuss the recent warning issued by the German Foreign Ministry advising their tourists not to visit Egypt after the recent bombings in Taba.

Zaazou stated the officials agreed to review their warnings and to send delegations to visit the touristic resorts in Egypt to assess the security situation.

He said that Egypt’s tourism companies would focus in the coming 3 months on the Arab and Indian regions, adding that Russian tourists will increase during the coming period.

In February, a bus exploded in Taba, near the border with Israel, killing 17 South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver on their way back from the St. Catherine monastery. Egypt has seen an increase in terrorist attacks in the Sinai since the July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

Additional reporting by Mahmoud Abdel Ghany and Ahmed Guda

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