Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism reached an agreement with Greece to launch cruise lines between the two countries, reported Egypt Independent.
The trips will begin with medium-sized cruise ships carrying 700 to 800 passengers between Greece and Egypt, via Port Said and Alexandria. Further on, the ministry plans to begin using larger ships with a passenger capacity of 2,000 to 5,000 passengers by 2019.
Tourism campaigns are scheduled to begin during the holy month of Ramadan, targeting Arab tourists from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon and Jordan.
In addition to more diverse tourism offerings, Egypt has also been planning to promote religious, medical and luxury trips, and develop new markets in India and Eastern Europe, as it pushes to resuscitate the tourism sector to pre-2011 levels within two years.