Minister of Tourism inspects hotel facilities in Sharm el-Sheikh ahead of COP27

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Egypt – With the start of the countdown to Egypt’s hosting of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP27), Ahmed Issa, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh to inspect the hotel facilities that will receive foreign delegations attending the conference scheduled for November 6-18.

During the tour, the Minister inspected the reception areas and the reception hall, as well as the restaurants, kitchens and storage places for various food products located in these hotel establishments to ensure that they comply with all food safety and health safety requirements, as well as inspect the desalination and water treatment plants located there.

During his tour, Issa also made a point of meeting a number of workers from these hotel establishments, talking to them and getting to know their job duties, the most important trainings they received and the experiences they had. live.

The Minister stressed the importance of continuing the existing and effective coordination and cooperation with various stakeholders to complete all tourism preparations for the city of Sharm el-Sheikh as part of its transformation into a green and eco-friendly city. ‘environment.

Issa stressed the need to work towards the completion of all tourism preparations in the city before the start of COP 27 activities in sufficient time for all hotel and tourist establishments to obtain a certificate attesting that they apply practices green, as well as what is linked to the commitment of the hotel establishments to apply high-speed Internet speeds, each according to its number of stars, and in accordance with the ministerial decree issued in the matter.

During the tour, it was highlighted the need for all hotel establishments in the city to comply with all sanitary, preventive, tourist and food safety requirements in order to preserve the level of quality of the services provided, whether for all tourists who go there in general or delegations participating in the conference.

For his part, Mohamed Amer, Head of the Central Administration of Hotel Establishments, Shops and Tourist Activities at the Ministry, confirmed that the execution of works is in full swing in order to accelerate the completion of preparations to host the conference in the time limit. .

It should be noted that the reclassification of all hotel establishments in the city has been completed according to the new classification standards (HC) in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization.

In addition, there are 132 hotel establishments in Sharm el-Sheikh that have already obtained certificates attesting to the application of green practices, in addition to 40 dive centers in the city that have obtained the Green Fins certificate, in addition to a number of hotel establishments. who took into account the aspects of availability to receive soft tourism.

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