Tui chief to meet with Egypt’s President Sisi

Tui chief to meet with Egypt’s President Sisi

Tui chief to meet with Egypt's President SisiTui Travel deputy chief executive Johan Lundgren is to travel to Egypt to meet with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Lundgren will meet the president on November 17 as part of a delegation of 15 tour operators and industry figures and will explain that confidence in Egypt as a destination is improving for Tui customers.

The company’s customer numbers to Egypt have increased year on year for this winter.

Lundgren plans to discuss with the president how Tui can work more closely with the Egyptian authorities and other stakeholders to successfully grow the number of the operators’ customers back to the levels seen in previous years.

As a result of this stability, Tui UK&I was the first UK tour operator to return to Luxor earlier this year and will double the capacity next year when it introduces a flight from Manchester. Additionally, the UK and German source markets have also introduced the resort of Marsa Alam into their programmes.

Commenting on his forthcoming meeting with the president, Lundgren said: “We have long been the market leader to Egypt and our customers love going there.

“It has the attraction of being a year-round destination and we have partnered for many years with key suppliers to provide fantastic hotels and service, ensuring that we give our customers great experiences and keep our leadership position.

“In the UK, customer satisfaction levels are at the highest they have ever been and across the group, source markets that have not traditionally had Egypt in their programme are now featuring it with strong demand.

“We have had successive open and friendly dialogue with government and the tourism authorities over the years and I look forward to sharing our views and plans with the president.”

Sourced from Travel Weekly

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