Egypt invites TV celebrities, artists to Tahrir Square to bring back tourists !

Egypt invites TV celebrities, artists to Tahrir Square to bring back tourists !

Egypt’s newly-appointed Tourism Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour invited several world-famous actors and TV celebrities to organize shows and entertainment programs on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Al-Masry Al-Youm news agency reported on Monday.

U.S. media host Oprah Winfrey is among the stars who have been invited over, in a bid to restore Egypt’s reputation as a tourist destination.

Abdel Nour made the announcement during a press conference on Saturday, which was also attended by Hussein Massoud, CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company, and Amr al-Ezabi, director of the Egyptian Tourist Authority.

The minister plans to invite young Facebook users, who will publicize Egypt’s tourist destinations and will invite international visitors to the country. The ministry will also take part in tourism shows and conferences.

Massoud said that EgyptAir plans to increase the number of flights from Italy, the first European country to invite its citizens back to Egypt.

Tourism accounts for more than 11 percent of Egypt’s GDP, 40 percent of the country’s non-commodity exports, and over 19 percent of foreign currency revenues.


Posted by : Yasmine Aladdin

Reference :

Memphis Tours Egypt since 1955

Categories: current events in egypt, Egypt after the revolution, Egypt Travel | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: