CAIRO: A forum of 300 Egyptian expats arrived in Cairo Saturday to spend the New Year and Christmas vacations to support tourism industry, Youm7 reported.
The Egyptian expats, who came from several countries all over the world, will spend a week touring key tourist destinations in Cairo, Luxor, Sharm al Sheikh and Aswan, Immigration Minister Nabila Makram told Youm7.
They will also visit hospitals and poor villages, Makram said, adding that they will hold a conference on Sunday to launch an initiative to promote tourism in Egypt.
Egypt’s tourism sector, which represents 11 percent of the country’s GDP, has been suffering from ongoing shocks ever since the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
Despite a few instances of apparent recovery, instability and political turmoil continue to challenge the sector.