FREE ADMISSION TO EGYPTIAN MUSEUMS ON WORLD TOURISM DAY

CAIRO, Egypt, Sept 17- Ahmed Mutawa, director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department, said, all museums will be for free on World Tourism Day on Sept 27, in order to encourage visitors to see Egypt’s diverse heritage.

He said, the ministry will celebrate for two days with cultural events, including folk dances and workshops for children, to produce mini art models, embodying the treasures they saw in the museums.

Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh al-Dadamaty, has launched a campaign to promote domestic and foreign tourism, in conjunction with World Tourism Day, in order to reassure the world that Egypt is safe and secure.

Egypt struggles to restore tourism, after it was affected by the aftermaths of the 2011 and 2013 events, against former presidents Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi.

Lately, several countries have reduced their travel warnings for Egypt.

SOURCE: MENA