The Ministry of Tourism has released a statement announcing that they've earned the World Travel Market's 2019 Global Leaders Award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Industry". The Minister of Tourism, Rania al-Mashat, received the award on Tuesday.
“The award represents another year of strong growth for #Egypt’s tourism sector reinforcing its role as a driver of economic growth and job creation," the statement continued.
The statement added that the award was given in recognition of the Ministry of Tourism's efforts in the global travel and tourism industry. One such initiative that improved the tourism industry is the "Egypt - Tourism Reform Programme", which was launched with the goal of involving at least one citizen per household to involve themselves - either directly or indirectly - in the tourism sector. Rania al-Mashat also praised the Ministry's contribution to the economy.