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Ministry of Tourism Launched New Hospitality Classification Criteria In Cooperation With UNWTO

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Today, the Ministry of Tourism launched a new hospitality criteria for the Egyptian hotels in coordination with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Egyptian Hotel Association.

This criteria hasn’t been updated since 2006 and thus considered as a major step in boosting the tourism sector’s competitiveness and according to Dr Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Tourism, the hospitality criteria goes align with the international standards.

 

“In light of achieving sustainable tourism, new types of hotels have been included in the New Hospitality Criteria, in light of the increasing international demand on them, namely eco-friendly lodges, Dahabeya, apartment hotels, and environmental safari camps,” Al-Mashat noted.

Moreover, the old criteria for the hotels, resorts, heritage hotels, and floating hotels had also been updated in regards to the environmental dimension and the use of clean energy.

“The new classification comes as a result of continuous efforts for months among the ministry, the UNWTO, and the private sector, represented in the Egyptian Hotel Association,” the minister pointed out.

During the conference held today, Al-Mashat thanked UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili for his cooperation and efforts with the ministry in order to develop the tourism sector in Egypt.

In this context, Al-Mashat pointed out to the role of UNWTO in providing an intensive training program for the hotel inspectors, as they will be the ones responsible of assessing, evaluating, and inspecting hotels according to the new criteria.

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𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 @𝗨𝗡𝗪𝗧𝗢. Today, the Ministry of Tourism launched the New Hospitality Criteria in collaboration with the @UNWTO and the Egyptian Hotel Association, the first time since 2006. This is a major step in strengthening the tourism sector’s competitiveness in line with international standards, and the completion of a major cornerstone of the Egypt — Tourism Reform Program (E—TRP). Travelers today are ever – evolving and it is the micro-moments within their journey that define the experience of their trips. With the new classification, we are able to meet the demands of our visitors through ensuring the quality of services provided including environmental, health and hygiene standards are being effectively implemented. Inspectors have been trained on specialized tablets by @UNWTO on the new classifications to ensure transparency. We believe that this long awaited accomplishment is a much needed and positive step forward in our vision for #Egypt’s tourism sector. اليوم أطلقت وزارة السياحة معايير تصنيف الفنادق الجديدة بالتعاون مع منظمة السياحة العالمية وغرفة المنشآت الفندقية، والتي لم تُحَدَّث منذ عام ٢٠٠٦، وهو ما يعد خطوة هامة لرفع تنافسية قطاع السياحة بما يتواكب مع المعايير الدولية، وبذلك نكون قد أنهينا ركنا أساسياً من برنامج الإصلاح الهيكلي لتطوير قطاع السياحة. ان المسافر اليوم اصبح يبحث عن التجارب التي تثري رحلته ، ويستطيع ان يستمتع بها. ويُعتبر تميز الفندق وجودة الخدمة المقدمة به عاملا أساسيا في استمتاع السائح بزيارته وتشجيعه على تكرارها، ولقد حرصنا على ان تتضمن المعايير الجديدة معاييرا بيئية وصحية. لقد نظمت منظمة السياحة العالمية دورات تدريبية لمفتشى قطاع الرقابة على المنشآت الفندقية على استخدام Tablet، تم تصنيعه خصيصا لاستخدامه في عملية التفتيش على الفنادق، بما يضمن ان تتم عملية التقييم بكل نزاهة وشفافية. نحن نؤمن أن هذا الإنجاز، الذي طال انتظاره، كان ضرورة ملحة وخطوة إيجابية في طريق تحقيق رؤيتنا لقطاع السياحة في مصر.

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Archaeologist Zahi Hawass to Reveal the Causes of King Tut’s Death

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Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass announced that more information will be revealed soon regarding the death of the golden king Tutankhamun using DNA tests.

Currently, the exhibition of King Tut at the Grande Halle La Villette in Paris broke records for being the most visited expo. In an interview with Italia 1 channel, Hawass revealed several facts about King Tut’s family.

He announced that his father is King Akhenaten and that his mother’s mummy is located at tomb number 35 where Tutankhamun’s grandmother, Tiye was buried.

Hawass then revealed that King Tut suffered from malaria and that his blood flow couldn’t reach his feet. But can this be a cause of his death? We still have to wait for the reveal in 2020!

Finally regarding the event we look forward to, Hawass added that the scrip for Opera Tutankhamun has been prepared and is ready to be presented in line with the grand opening of the Great Egyptian Museum next year.

Tutankhamun was born in the 18th Dynasty and is the 12th pharaoh of that period.

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Mohammed Ali Palace to Be Reopened in June 2020

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Yesterday, Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities toured Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra ahead of its scheduled reopening in June 2020. 

Waziri’s visit was to follow up on the restoration process taking place which according to him has so far reached a total cost of EGP 194 million, he also pointed out the many significant events that the palace had witnessed before and is soon to relive.

During the inspection tour, Waziri highlighted the masterpiece that is the museum as it dates back to 200 years ago and is a merger between Western and Islamic styles of art.

Mohamed Ali Palace is a true archaeological gem that combines the European look but with the spirit of Islamic architecture planning, the palace also houses a unique collection of paintings showing Mohamed Ali and various family members.

The palace is currently undergoing several restoration projects including constructive and architectural restoration, interior restoration and harmonization of the entire landscape. These projects began five years ago and fortunately are almost over without any losses after having faced several issues.

 

 

 

 

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Zahi Hawass Inaugurates Museum of Archaeological Models of King Tut in Brazil

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Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has inaugurated the Museum of Archaeological Models of King Tutankhamun that was held earlier in Curitiba, Brazil.

Hawass has supervised the establishment of the museum alongside the Italian photographer Sandroi Vanini.

The inauguration took place in the presence of the Mayor of the city and Egyptian Commercial Advisor Mohammed al-Khatib, several political and cultural figures and thousands of citizens.

The museum showcases archaeological models that reflect and highlight the story of the great pharaoh Tutankhamun, these models were purchased from workshops of the Ministry of Antiquities.

The museum showcased models of military wheels, cabins, king’s throne and many photographs and films were also put in display in order to show the rich history behind every piece.

According to Hawass, the museum is expected to boost the Brazilian tourism in Egypt, and that is by promoting for the safety of Egypt, its heritage and rich history.

In light of the inauguration, Hawass held an intentional press conference which saw a large number of journalists, in the conference, Hawass spoke about the soon to open Grand Egyptian Museum and also the Tutankhamun Opera.

 

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