Egypt signs COVID-19 tourism recovery technical assistance cooperation package with EBRD, UNWTO

SourceEgypt Today

Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat - Press Photo CAIRO – 13 January 2021: Egypt signed on Tuesday through a virtual event, a Covid-19 Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Cooperation Package in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).    The package was signed between Minister of International Cooperation, Rania A. Al Mashat with Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Heike Harmgart, and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled El-Enany   This came among the state’s efforts to boost the recovery of the tourism sector, with a focus on private sector  engagement.   The Ministry of International Cooperation clarified that the pandemic has placed acute strain on global tourism. As one of the world’s largest economic sectors, tourism generates growth, investments, creates jobs and drives exports globally.    “The global tourism sector represents 30 percent of the more...