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Egypt has been proving that it’s a force to be reckoned with in the travel sector, and we're running out of ways to tell you that with every new accomplishment. The UNWTO’s latest stats show that Egypt’s tourism grew by 21 percent in 2019, which explains its well-deserved place on the entity’s list of the world’s fastest-growing travel destinations. Egypt just added another win to its long list of travel accolades, winning chairmanship of the UNWTO’s Committee on Tourism and Sustainability (CTS) for the next two years.

What does that mean? It means that there’s a little bit of pressure on Egypt to boost sustainable tourism at all Egyptian destinations in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Egyptian Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs, Ghada Shalaby, chaired the committee’s meeting in Madrid last week and revealed Egypt’s plans to promote sustainable tourism. A couple of hotels in Egypt have already started going eco-friendly, and from the ministry’s side, they’ve been encouraging hotels to obtain the Green Star Hotel certificate, which is only given to 83 Egyptian hotels till now.

Does this mean we'll start seeing more support for initiatives like the Sinai Trail and Red Sea Mountain Trail?

Source: Egypt Today