Wednesday, August 10, 2016

News: Fees Cut in Half For Filming at Egypt's Archaeological Sites & Number of Egyptian Museums Visitors Increases

The decision comes as part of the antiquities ministry’s agenda to encourage tourism to Egypt. / The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir received the most museum visitors in July. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
              
The Supreme Council of Antiquities board approved yesterday a 50 percent reduction in fees for the filming of movies and TV shows at archaeological sites and museums all over Egypt starting November 2017.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany told Ahram Online that the decision comes as part of the ministry’s agenda to encourage tourism to Egypt, as films and shows depicting Egyptian sites could attract tourists to the country.

The number of visitors to museums around Egypt in the last week of July reached 32,497, with an income totaling EGP 745,533 ($84,431), the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced.

Mostafa Amin also said that the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir received the most visitors, at 17,206, while revenues reached EGP 624,101 ($70,679).

"This indicates that the number of visitors to Egypt has increased which in turn suggests that the tourism industry in Egypt is on its way to recovery," Amin told Ahram Online.
Source: Ahram Onlline

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