Monday, August 8, 2016

News: Egypt Launches Multi-Lingual Online Portal to Promote Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, launched on Sunday an online portal in 14 languages and 250 touristic attraction points.

The website can be accessed at beta.egypt.travel 

It aims at promoting tourism in Egypt and ‘showing the real image’ of the country, said Minister of Tourism Yehia Rashed, adding that Egypt must regain its position on the world touristic map.

The launching of the website is part of a protocol between the ministries to promote tourism. Rashed said tourism in Egypt is characterized by diversity, which will be reflected on the portal. He added that modernising the tourism industry is necessary for it to be sustainable.

The website is divided into four areas for attractions: the Nile Valley, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Western Desert. The portal will be be linked in the second phase to the search engines of Google.

Minister of Communications Yasser El-Qady said the website’s content will be updated regularly, will accommodate a larger number of visiting tourists and will be linked to other relevant tourism websites. The portal will eventually allow tourists to book online for accomodation.

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