PRN: World Tourism Day to Boost Holidays to Egypt

24/ago/2011 09.01.13 PR Newswire Turismo Contatta l'autore

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NEWCASTLE, England, August 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

-, an online travel agency, say that Egypt will attract attention from around the world on the day of the event, which will in turn increase their tourism figures -

According to, an online travel expert, World Tourism Day, which will be held in Egypt this year, will boost the country's already increasing tourism figures.

The online travel company has seen a 20 per cent increase in the number of people searching for holidays to the country, compared to figures from July. They expect interest in Egypt holidays to increase in popularity around the time of World Tourism Day.

The event on the 27th ofSeptember, which is organised by the World Tourism Organization, is based around the theme of tourism and the linking of cultures. The celebrations will be held in the Egyptian city of Aswan.

Ian Raine of comments: "Egypt has been one of the leading tourism destinations for a while now and this event draws attention to the excellent hotels, activities and attractions the country has on offer. The country is the perfect place to hold this celebration as this year's theme of tourism and culture fits with modern day Egypt as the culture of the country brings in millions of tourists every year, with people flocking to the pyramids and tombs."

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, whilst announcing the news, said: "It is most fitting that Egypt, home to some of the world's most celebrated cultural heritage and a leading tourism destination, be the host country for the official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2011."

Raine continues: "The country is also incredibly popular with people looking to explore the Red Sea. Holidays to Sharm el Sheikh provide opportunities for divers and tourists to explore the underwater world. The city also has a vibrant atmosphere and stunning hotels. As World Tourism Day throws a spotlight on the country there will be an increase in the number of tourists booking their holidays to this amazing destination."

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