Tuesday، 21 November 2017 - 01:52 PM
There is a historical cooperation between Egypt and Cyprus in the field of tourism, where in 1984 the first agreement for tourism cooperation between the two countries was signed in Cairo.
In September 2004, a tripartite memorandum of understanding was signed between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus in Cairo to attract the tourism from the distant markets such as China and India to the three countries in joint visit programs.
The statistics indicate that the number of incoming tourists from Cyprus to Egypt reached (11215) tourists in 2008, while in 2010 it reached (9195) tourists, and these numbers fell after 25th January revolution in 2011 to (3566) tourists, and in the first nine months of 2012 reached (3067) tourists.
In the framework of intensifying efforts to restore tourism movement from Cyprus to normal rates and increase them, it was agreed in October 2012 on activating the joint marketing programs between Egypt and Cyprus.
At the end of October 2014, Egypt, Greece and Cyprus signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism , where the three countries have agreed to exchange information, leaflets, statistics and tourist promotional materials, and to participate in exhibitions, festivals and tourist events held in the three countries, as well as encourage travel and tourism agencies to organize tourism programs involving the three countries, to be directed to the distant markets.
Also, they agreed to establish a tourist cooperation council among tourist chambers in the three countries, in addition to encouraging the provision of more facilities in the entry procedures to increase tourism traffic between the three countries.