The Supreme Council of Antiquities approved decisions, at its board session chaired by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani on Tuesday, to promote cultural tourism in Egypt.
Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that one of the most important decisions has been the approval of a 50% discount on entry tickets, available to Egyptians, at museums and archaeological sites.
He added that the discount comes as part of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ “Enjoy your winter in Egypt” initiative. It has been launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Chamber of Hotel Establishments, and will occur during January and February 2021.
A 50% reduction on tickets to museums and archaeological sites will also be granted to fans attending the 2021 Men’s World Handball Championship, hosted by Egypt. These tickets will be valid for sites open for visits in the Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria governorates and for the championship between 13 and 31 January 2021, provided they have the appropriate ID.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has participated in providing some logistical and tourism programmes for the tournament’s fans travelling to Egypt from abroad.