Egypt: Luxor Chosen As World Tourism Capital for 2016

The Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) unanimously choose Luxor to be world tourism capital for 2016. Luxor was also chosen to host the UNWTO meetings in October, 2016.

Egypt chaired the 103rd session held in Malaga, Spain on May 9 – 11, 2016 under the title “Tourism and Security: Towards a Framework for Safe, Secure and Seamless Travel”.

About 20 tourism ministers and delegations from more than 50 countries and representatives of 500 tourist organizations and agencies from 130 countries attended the session.

Luxor, Egypt was unanimously chosen by 50 countries to host the activities of the 104th session from October 30, 2016 to November 1, 2016.

During the session, Luxor, also, to host on November 1 – 3, 2016, the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism, where the participants are expected to exceed those who participated in Malaga meeting.

Source: Egypt State Information Service