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Hotel chain BlueBay Group has outlined a commitment to expansion in Egypt despite ongoing political unrest in the country.
The first phase of the 202-room BlueBay Savanna in Sharm el-Sheikh is due to open in spring 2014.
Other planned properties include a 410-room hotel – the BlueBay Zoser – in Cairo and others in Hurghada and Marsa Alam.
The developments have won the support of the Egyptian tourism ministry and tourism minister Hisham Zaazou, who attended an event organized by the company at World Travel Market.
BlueBay chief executive Joaquín Janer and corporate vice president Miguel Ángel Cano thanked him for his support.
“We are honoured to have the support and cooperation of the ministry of tourism of Egypt in the promotional strategy BlueBay Group plans to carry out in source markets,” they said.
Zaazou said: “Many nations have dropped their travel warnings against traveling to Egypt.
“That will help in restoring the normal rates of tourism after many nations have issued their travel warnings in the wake of the June 30 revolution.”
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