Occupancy rates in Luxor hotels jump to over 30%

Hotel occupancies in Luxor have reached 30 percent following choosing the city as the world tourism capital for 2016, said Ramadan Haggagi, a travel agent in Luxor, asserting that this will gives a strong impetus to tourism in Egypt.

Haggagi hailed the big efforts exerted by Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Yahya Rashid to rejuvenate cultural tourism in Luxor and Aswan cities.

The Ministry of Tourism hasgiven a good push to congress tourism following Minister Rashid’s participation in a Canon Middle East, Central and North Africa conference held in Habu temple, where he offered special facilities to allure that kind of tourism.

Rashid approved allocating 38 million pounds to develop touristic berths along the Nile River.

Haggagi highlighted that the government should start operating domestic flights as well as train trips linking Luxor and Aswan with Cairo, and with Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and Marsa Allam.