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Land of the Pharoahs: Get there for free

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Egypt will be celebrating new opportunities at WTM London and offering travel trade members the chance to go on a fam trip to experience the wonders of the country for themselves.

Egypt will be celebrating new opportunities at WTM London and offering travel trade members the chance to go on a fam trip to experience the wonders of the country for themselves.

The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA)’s online training course helps tour operators and agents improve their knowledge about the land of the Pharoahs.

Individuals who complete the course will be entered into a prize draw, and two winners will be selected on a quarterly basis to enjoy a seven-day fam trip to Egypt, including flights, accommodation and transfers.

A spokesman for the ETA says: “The diversity of Egypt’s tourism product is one of its kind, from unmatched historical sites, beautiful beaches along the Red Sea Riviera and the Mediterranean coast in addition to state-of-the-art resorts providing top quality services in magnificent locations. All this is reached in less than five hours’ flying time from the UK.”

Egypt will also be at WTM London promoting the completion of the new Suez Canal extension, a multi-billion project that will boost the country’s trade and economy, which was officially opened in August.

The massive project adds 35kms of new channels and 37 waterways in order to allow the passage of larger ships.

Egyptian Minister of Tourism Khaled Ramy believes the opening of the new Suez Canal will coincide with the development and re-innovation of the area in order to attract new visitors and boost the country’s glory and grandeur.

Meanwhile, in the skies, Egyptair Express has launched new domestic routes between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, operating three weekly flights on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as flights from Cairo to Marsa Matrouh with two weekly flights on Sundays and Thursdays.

Egyptair Express already operates 77 weekly flights from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh and 62 weekly flights from Cairo to Hurghada.

eTurboNews is a media partner for World Travel Market (WTM).