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50% off Sites and Museums for Foreigners

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Copied from a Facebook post of Egypt Independent.

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Egypt announces 50% reduction on ticket prices for foreigners at Upper Egypt sites, museums

Mira Maged
January 3, 2020
2:15 pm


Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities has made several decisions recently to bolster tourism in the country, including half-priced tickets for foreign tourists visiting archeological sites and museums in Upper Egypt’s Qena, Luxor and Aswan.

The recently approved decision by Minister of Antiquities and Tourism Khaled al-Anani included the establishment of new ticket booths at various sites and museums, such as the Red Sea’s Hurghada Museum, in the hopes that it will make buying tickets a smoother process for visitors.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is currently working on digitizing the process for reserving tickets for archaeological sites and museums across the country, allowing tourists to buy their tickets online ahead of time. The Ministry hopes the step will eliminate long lines at Egypt’s popular tourist spots, according to an announcement made by Anani.

Earlier in November, AFAR, an award-winning travel magazine, ranked Egypt fourth among the world’s 10 Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations, with the country’s tourism sector having recorded a 36.8 percent increase. It was not the first time the country was featured in the magazine — Egypt topped AFAR’s rankings in 2018 when growth in the tourism sector reached 55.1 percent.

Egypt also topped The Independent’s new travel recommendations list for 2020 this month, with the newspaper urging people from around the world to pay a visit to Cairo’s much-anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum, which is set to open this year.

Egypt also made it to the top of the list of emerging or “off-the-beaten-path” destinations for Americans in 2020, according to the results of annual travel trends released by the United States Tour Operators Associations (USTOA).

According to official figures provided by The Independent, 11 million people visited Egypt last year. Moreover, the English newspaper has predicted a remarkable comeback for once ailing Egyptian tourism sector after year of instability.

The first UK flight to Sharm el-Sheikh since 2015 arrived at Sharm El-Sheikh International airport last month, following a four-year hiatus and a UK flight ban after a bomb exploded on a Russian plane flying over Egypt’s Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

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I wonder when it takes effect?

Odd they should be cutting fees when tourism is booming.

Only in Egypt! :D

Their usual “ logic” is to increase prices when business is low.....the “idea” being to keep profits up. Do any of them have a clue about economics, marketing etc?

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newcastle wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:31 pm
I wonder when it takes effect?

Odd they should be cutting fees when tourism is booming.

Only in Egypt! :D

Their usual “ logic” is to increase prices when business is low.....the “idea” being to keep profits up. Do any of them have a clue about economics, marketing etc?
Hmmm :a81: Logic is not a known concept in Egypt.
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AFAR is a low status, 11 year old, mainly internet based 'magazine' that contains mainly promotion and fluff and little journalism - perfect by Egyptian standards. Its free - mostly hype.

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Now I’m confused. Does anyone know if the entry fees for foreigners in Luxor have been reduced???


Travel & Tourism News 26/01/2020
Egypt`s historical sites and museums are half price for Egyptians until Februari 7th

'tis the season for diving into the depths of our ancient history and standing in awestruck appreciation of the innovation of the ancient Egyptians. In other words, it's winter break season and that means you better be checking out the ins and outs of Luxor and Aswan. In light of encouraging internal tourism and raising archaeological and tourism awareness among Egyptians, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities wants you to go out and learn about the country while paying less.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anani announced a 50 percent discount for Egyptians on ticket prices of museums and archaeological sites. Discounted rates started this past Friday the 24th and will be in place until February 7th, conveniently covering the mid-year break period. Historical museums will also offer free guided and informative tours for Egyptian visitors.

Prior to this, the Supreme Council of Antiquities had already announced free entry for Egyptian students in preparatory and elementary levels, families of martyrs, and pensioners above 60 years of age

Source: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

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