Egypt honored for 1st time as guest of honor at ITF

CAIRO, Feb 23 (MENA) – Egypt has been honored in the 42nd edition of Belgrade International Tourism Fair (ITF) as a guest of honor for the first time in this event.
This took place at the opening ceremony of the fair, held in Belgrade, Serbia, on Feb. 20-23.
Deputy Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ghada Shalabi on Saturday praised growing ties between Egypt and Serbia in different fields, particularly in the tourism sector.
The ceremony included displaying promotion films on the most important archeological and tourist destinations in Egypt.
Shalabi highlighted the remarkable increase of Serbian tourists visiting Egypt, reviewed positive tourism-related developments and means to enhance tourism cooperation and benefit from Serbia’s expertise in this field in light of joint agreements signed between the two countries.
Egypt’s ambassador to Serbia Amr el Goweili said Egypt’s participation as a guest of honor in this event reflects the progress in relations between Cairo and Belgrade in the past two years.
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic said he is proud of Egypt’s participation in the event, noting that the Arab country is the third most preferred destination for Serbian tourists.
Ljajic added that his country is keen to increase tourist flows between Cairo and Belgrade.