‘Zero’ New Year reservations in Hurghada hotels: Red Sea Hotels Chamber

CAIRO: The Christmas and New Year reservations at Hurghada hotels thus far are close to “zero percent,” head of the Red Sea Hotels Chamber Soha el-Turgoman told Youm7 Thursday.

A few hotels have reservations of no more than 25 percent, Turgoman said, adding that the recent Paris attacks have adversely affected the rate of foreign tourists travelling to Egypt.

She expected that the tourism slowdown would continue until conditions are more stable in different countries.

Egypt has launched several campaigns to promote tourist influx from Arab states after western tourism subsided in the aftermath of the Russian plane crash Oct. 31.

Following a nearly two-month break, Kuwait Airways announced Wednesday it would resume flights to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh Dec. 22, Executive Vice President of Commercial Affairs Philip Sanders told Youm7.

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