Tourist flow in the governorate of Luxor is slowly coming back to normal rates, said Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad during a press conference held on Monday.
There are indicators that prove the crisis on Egypt’s tourism industry that Luxor has been witnessing since the January 2011 uprising is coming to an end, added Saad.
The governor announced that while the tourism sector is being revived in Luxor, political and economic stability are of utmost importance to overcome low tourist rates.
The governorate of Luxor in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism are planning to organise an international event to celebrate the completion of the 5th stage of the “Kabash road” renovation project as well as other international events, such as the “Luxor African Film Festival” set for March 2013.
These events will likely boost tourist flows and attract a wide array of international figures and renowned archaeologists, according to Saad.
The governor’s statements follow the Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou’s expectations of a likely increase in tourists visiting Egypt by the end of 2012. Zaazou announced on Sunday that he foresees a 20 per cent increase, reaching an average number of almost 11.6 million tourists by the end of year.