The government of Egypt is to undertake an initiative to boost the standards in its already booming tourism industry, according to reports.
Tourism minister Zoheir Garranah announced that new training opportunities will be provided to raise quality standards in the tourism sector and ensure that visitors to Sharm El Sheikh
and other Egyptian destinations enjoy their stay.
Millions of travellers visit Egypt every year and recent years have seen a drive by the tourism industry to ensure that this trend continues.
One of the main points of focus is encouraging visitors to locations like Hurghada
and Sharm El Sheikh
to make Egypt a regular holiday destination.
To achieve this aim, the Egyptian ministry of tourism, the Egyptian Tourism Federation and Cornell University will work together to deliver educational programmes through a combination of online courses and Cornell Faculty-led in-country programmes.
All in-country courses will be held at the El Gouna resort, close to Hurghada
on the Red Sea.
Article ID: 515, Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:12:07 GMT