Tourism Minister inaugurates Waldorf Astoria, Targets 30M Tourists by 2028

Tourism Minister Inaugurates Waldorf Astoria, Targets 30M Tourists By 2028
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EGYPT’S TOURISM SOARS WITH THE INAUGURATION OF WALDORF ASTORIA CAIRO HELIOPOLIS HOTEL, SUPPORTING PLANS TO ATTRACT 30 MILLION TOURISTS BY 2028.

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Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, inaugurated the Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis Hotel, underlining Egypt’s aim to attract 30 million tourists by 2028.

Egypt’s Ambitious Goals for Tourism Growth

Highlighting a remarkable uptick in tourist arrivals in 2023, Egypt welcomed 14.9 million visitors, surpassing the 2010 record of 14.7 million tourists.

Acknowledging the surge, Issa emphasizes the need for 200,000 new hotel rooms to achieve the 2028 target. Egypt opened 14,209 rooms in 2023, a seven percent increase in hotel capacity, yet more is required to meet the growing demand.

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To address this, the ministry plans to add 25,000 new hotel rooms by the end of 2024, enhancing the current capacity of 220,044 rooms.

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Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis: Boosting the Tourism Sector

The Waldorf Astoria Cairo, managed by Hilton, adds 252 units to the market, signaling a positive shift in Egypt’s tourism landscape.

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During inaugural ceremony, Issa anticipates substantial growth, emphasizing the hotel’s role in fortifying Egypt’s hospitality sector.

As Egypt invests in expanding hotel capacity, the Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis opening is a significant step towards achieving its ambitious goal of 30 million tourists by 2028.

About Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria is a renowned luxury hotel brand with a history dating back to the late 19th century. The original Waldorf Astoria hotel established in 1893 in New York City. Over the years, Waldorf Astoria has expanded globally, with hotels and resorts in various major cities and destinations worldwide.

The Waldorf Astoria brand is part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton acquired the Waldorf Astoria brand in 2006, and the hotels operate as part of the Hilton Honors loyalty program.

Recently Waldorf Astoria premiers in Seychelles and now it is expanding footprint with the inaugural of Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis Hotel in Egypt.

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