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EGYPT IS AT THE TOP AGAIN

TOURISM IN EGYPT: THE ITALIANS RETURN TO THE RED SEA HOLIDAYS OR INCENTIVE TRIPS

For years Egypt has been one of the most favourite destinations for Italians for their holidays and for companies for the organization of their conventions or team building trips.
And it is quite obvious why:

  • The charm of the history of the Ancient Egypt and the richness of its unique archaeological finds;
  • a beautiful sea;
  • one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with fish of all shapes and colours;
  • guaranteed sun and hot weather;
  • an excellent quality/price ratio both from a tourism point of view and within MICE and incentive;
  • the proximity of the destination in terms of flight hours (from 3H30min to about 4 hours depending on the airport of departure and destination).
 

Then, the crisis. The unstable political situation and the security problems have literally washed away the Italian tourism (and not only!), cancelling the numerous charter flights that every year brought thousands of tourists to the country.

But today, finally, the situation seems to be quieter and Sharm El Sheik, Hurgada and Marsa Alam are back again among the most preferred destinations by Italian and international tourism.
This is confirmed by the numbers of presences registered during 2018: 11,346,393 international tourists with a +65% compared to 2017. And reservations for 2019 indicate exponential growth compared to the 2018 data.

The whole of Egypt is living the phase of a clear recovery; not only the Red Sea, but also the Classic Egypt with the cruses on the Nile and the visits to Luxor and Aswan, and also the Egypt of the Mediterranean Sea with Marsa Matrouh and El Alamein.

The Tour Operator, which had “abandoned” the destination returned to invest in the reception facilities with new resorts and greater allotment and charter private flights.

The forecasts promise data comparable to the pre-crisis period and this is a clear sign of confidence in the destination, with many repeaters eager to return to dive into the wonderful crystal-clear waters, both on Red Sea and that of the Mediterranean.

On the other hand, Egypt has always been a destination much loved by the Italians and for a long time established a tourist market of great importance for the whole chain, from tour operator to travel agencies, from airline companies to those who, like us, organizes charter flights.

And if the recovery is confirmed as regards the holidays of the Italians, it also becomes a re-launch of the destination for the incentive trips and the organization of business meetings.

It is not difficult to find excellent structures in Egypt, both on the sea and in the big cities like Cairo or Alexandria of Egypt, but we like to think that if an incentive travel is organized in this country, it is also done with the aim of offering guests moments of pleasant relaxation under the sun and the possibility of putting their heads underwater to admire the colourful fish.

There are numerous solutions which range from accommodation both in the tourist village and in the luxury hotels.

Some examples?

 

RADISSON BLU RESORT, EL QUSEIR – 4 star Hotel 

This resort has 3 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 200 people and in addition to the private beach, a saltwater lagoon and two swimming pools offers a gym and a wellness center with Ayurvedic treatments, sauna and jacuzzi, for relaxing moments between one meeting and the other.
There are three in-house restaurants with both international and Mediterranean cuisine or with the possibility of enjoying locally inspired specialties.
There is also a centre dedicated to water sports – with diving, surfing and snorkelling programs – a tennis court and a riding center for horseback riding by the sea. Ideal for team building activities!
You can easily reach El Quseir from Marsa Alam or from Hurgada.

REGENCY PLAZA AQUA PARK AND SPA, SHARM EL SHEIK – 5-star luxury hotel 

The Regency Plaza is located in the heart of the Sinai Peninsula near the beach, rich coral reefs, crimson mountains, desert landscapes and crystal-clear waters.
It is only 10 minutes from Sharm El Sheik International Airport and 25 minutes from Naama Bay.
It has four restaurants, one of which is Italian, and it is possible to practice many aquatic and non-aquatic sports activities. There are three swimming pools and a fitness area. The Spa area guarantees moments of absolute relaxation.
This resort has several conference rooms for a maximum capacity of around 180 guests.

RESIDENCE DES CASCADES, HURGADA – Hotel 6 stars

This is a wonderful luxury hotel with an attached golf course, on the highest point of the Soma Bay peninsula.
In addition to the golf course, it has a holistic spa with various hydrotherapy and a single-salt pool with salt water.
It is connected to the adjacent Sheraton Soma Bay which has a wide beach of fine white sand with access to the coral reef.
The resort’s rooms all have private balconies and large bathrooms.
It is the ideal resort for Work Meetings and high-level conventions.

 

We at That Aviation Italia are very fond of Egypt and we are the repeaters of this destination. Like everyone, we had to put on stand-by projects and charter flights due to the difficult situation that the country was experiencing. Today, we are really happy to see its final recovery both as a holiday and as a business trips destination.

If you are thinking of the next convention of your company and you have to organize a charter flight, Egypt might be the optimal solution for a successful meeting.

Reach Sharm El Sheik, Marsa Alam and Hurgada with charter flights organized by That Aviation Italia.

Our Sales Department is at your complete disposal for more information and requests of flight quotationContact us!

 

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