CAIRO: Egypt has topped a list of twenty travel destinations preferred by Polish tourists from between Oct. 6-12 this year, according to a weekly report issued by the Association of Polish Tour Operators (PZOT) Wednesday.
Egypt had the lion’s share of Poland’s outbound tourism, as 34.9 percent of Polish tourists traveled to Egypt from Oct. 6-12, and spent an average of $608 per person, according to the report.
“There is nothing surprising about that since 35 percent of the travel reservations, that PZOT have [sic] monitored during that week, are trips to Egypt,” said the report.
Red Sea and Sinai resorts like Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alam topped the Egyptian travel destinations preferred by Polish tourists, according to the report.
During the same period, 19.5 percent of Polish tourists traveled to Spain, 11 percent to Greece and 8.9 percent to Tunisia, said the report.
Tourism Ministry spokesperson Rasha El-Azayzi echoed the report and told The Cairo Post Thursday, “The increase in numbers of Polish travelers to Egypt during this period looks normal.”
Azayzi cited Poland’s decision to lift a travel ban to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Gouna, Safaga and Marsa Alam earlier this month.
Egypt’s Ambassador to Poland, Reda Baibars, said improved security and political stability in Egypt has greatly contributed to the increase in Polish tourists, Youm7 reported Friday.
“Ambitious efforts from the Egyptian Tourism Ministry earned the country the lead in terms of promoting the flow of Polish tourists,” said Baibars.