The appointment of a new Egyptian tourism minister under the country’s newly elected government has been welcomed by a leading industry body.
The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) congratulated Mohamed Hisham Abbas Zaazou on his new position.
The council’s president Geoffrey Lipman said: "This is fantastic news for Egypt, for its travel and tourism industry and in fact for the whole sector worldwide.
“I've known and worked closely with Hisham for 20 years. He is a thoughtful man with strong international experience and a massive commitment to the wellbeing of the sector.”
Lipman added: “ICTP for its part will work with the new minister and his team to advance our belief in green growth and quality at a destination level.
“We will also be proactive in using our global network to support new strategies from the Ministry that will help rebuild the vibrant Egyptian travel and tourism industry."
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