Egypt flight ban must be lifted, UNWTO says

Egypt chairing body’s executive council for next 12 months
The United Nations World Tourism Organization has called for the lifting of flight bans in Egypt.
The comments were made at the start of the UNWTO executive meeting in Malaga. Egypt and its minister of tourism Yehia Rashed are chairing the body’s executive council for the next 12 months.
In a session focused on security and tourism, the UNWTO urged the world to visit Egypt and “be positive and optimistic about global tourism, especially in countries such as Egypt”.
It added that “the global tourism movement was a cornerstone for both international economic and human development”.
Rashed, welcomed the comments: “I fully support the UNWTO’s positive message today that all unnecessary bans on travel and tourism should be lifted.”
He added: “Egypt has taken significant positive steps in addressing security issues and the UNWTO’s support is to be warmly welcomed. I call upon all those countries who currently possess flight restrictions to consider the UNWTO’s request positively.
“The support of such an influential United Nations body inviting the world to Egypt marks the start of a great opportunity for Egyptian tourism.”
Flights from many countries to Sharm el Sheikh have been banned since November 17, following the downing of a Russian passenger plane. Thomas Cook has cancelled bookings to Sharm el Sheikh until November 1, while Tui has cancelled flights until September 29. EasyJet has also cancelled flights to the resort for the summer season.
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