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El Enany meets with the Minister of Planning and Economic Development
5 January 2021

Dr. Hala El Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development met with Dr. Khaled El Enany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. They discussed a number of joint issues, including following up on plans and targets in the tourism sector. They also discussed activating the Tourism Satellite Accounts unit at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.


The Minister of Planning and Economic Development said that the tourism sector is one of the most affected sectors by the Covid 19 crisis. She added that despite this negative impact, there are opportunities for development and improving performance. In addition to taking advantage of this period to raise the sector’s efficiency in terms of equipment and infrastructure and human resources development, as well as structural and technical improvements.


El-Saied emphasized the necessity of activating the role of the Tourism Satellite Accounts unit in the tourism sector. She said that this unit enables the state to analyze all data on tourism and build a strategy with realistic and achievable goals that are in line with the Egypt Vision 2030.


Dr. Hala El Saied indicated that the Tourism Satellite Accounts unit is useful in developing realistic estimates of the size of the tourism activity and setting the measures necessary to achieve future plans. In addition to enabling the state to evaluate the performance of the sector and its developmental impacts in light of its intertwined relations with the rest of the sectors in the national economy. She added that this unit will ensure the standardization of data sources according to a scientific methodology that facilitates analysis and comparison with international standards to understand the competitive capabilities of the tourism sector in Egypt.


Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, confirmed that there is close cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in setting the objectives and plans of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities at the level of short and long-term plans in harmony with Egypt's Vision 2030. He added the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is very keen on activating the TSA unit s that will provide accurate and organized tourism statistics in order to be able to identify the real contribution of tourism to the national economy and to identify its achievements. In addition to evaluating performance levels and support investment decisions, activation and tourism promotion.


The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities stated that Egypt was able to achieve great successes in the tourism and antiquities sectors despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that Egypt provided an important model for work based on accurate planning. He added that Egypt announced a number of discoveries that will have a positive impact on the resumption of tourism; a vital sector that was affected worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: The official page of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities