Expatriate health insurance policyholders are increasingly visiting Egypt, which is resulting in a tourism boom and a period of intense development, the country's tourist board has stated.
Khaled Ramy, director of the Egyptian State Tourist Office, commented that an increase in arrivals has been concentrated in major tourism hotspots, such as along the Nile Valley, in the capital, Cairo and in the cities of Luxor and Aswan, in addition to along the Red Sea Riviera, Makadi Bay and Sharm El Sheikh.
He spoke of the regeneration of Egypt's Mediterranean coast, known as the White Med, which he described as a "beautiful" part of the country.
Despite the boom in development, the Egyptian people have not lost their sense of identity, Mr Ramy noted.
"It goes without saying that Egyptians are friendly, welcoming people and despite the developments that are going on, true Egyptian hospitality will remain an important aspect in our culture," he commented.
His remarks come in light of research by IQPC Middle East suggesting that Egypt is currently witnessing an unparalleled boom in tourism, which is putting the country at the forefront of the developing tourist industry.
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