Egypt will be celebrating new opportunities at WTM London and offering travel trade members to chance the go on a fam trip to experience the wonders of the country for themselves.
The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA)’s online training course helps tour operators and agents improve their knowledge about the land of the Pharaohs.
Individuals who complete the course will be entered into a prize draw, and two winners will be selected on a quarterly basis to enjoy a seven-day fam trip to Egypt, including flights, accommodation and transfers.
A spokesman for the ETA says: “The diversity of Egypt’s tourism product is one of its kind, from unmatched historical sites, beautiful beaches along the Red Sea Riviera and the Mediterranean coast in addition to state-of-the-art resorts providing top quality services in magnificent locations. All this is reached in less than five hours’ flying time from the UK.”
Egypt will also be at WTM London promoting the completion of the new Suez Canal extension, a multi-billion project that will boost the country’s trade and economy, which was officially opened in August.
The massive project adds 35kms of new channels and 37 waterways in order to allow the passage of larger ships.
Egyptian Minister of Tourism Khaled Ramy believes the opening of the new Suez Canal will coincide with the development and re-innovation of the area in order to attract new visitors and boost the country’s glory and grandeur.
Meanwhile, in the skies, Egyptair Express has launched new domestic routes between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, operating three weekly flights on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as flights from Cairo to Marsa Matrouh with two weekly flights on Sundays and Thursdays.
Egyptair Express already operates 77 weekly flights from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh and 62 weekly flights from Cairo to Hurghada.
For more information on the training course, tour operators and agents can visit www.egyptiantravelexpert.com
About World Travel Market London
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.
Almost 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.
WTM London, now in its 36th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals. WTM 2014 will generate around £2.5 billion of travel industry contracts.
WTM London is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market events, which also includes Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa. www.wtmworld.com
World Travel Market Events
World Travel Market is comprised of the leading leisure travel events in the world; World Travel Market London, WTM Latin America in Sao Paulo, WTM Africa in Cape Town and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
New events for 2016 are WTM connect Asia and WTM connect China, which join WTM connect Ski and International Golf Travel Market. These unique one-to-one events are targeted at leisure and niche travel markets, allowing exhibitors to exclusively meet with elite hosted buyers.
The World Travel Market events are attended by the global travel and tourism industry’s senior executives to conduct business deals and discover the latest research, insight and opinion.
In 2014, the World Travel Market events facilitated around $7 billion in industry deals from negotiations between the more than 15,000 buyers, 9,500 exhibitors (1,500 main stand holders and 8,000 stand sharers) in attendance of its four events.
WTM is part of Reed travel Exhibitions, the leading events organiser in the travel industry, and is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions.
Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, incentives and business travel, as well as golf, ski and spa travel.
RTE, which organises more than 22 events around the world, includes three divisions; World Travel Market, IBTM World and International Luxury Travel Market.
RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.