Annually, we send 100,000 holiday makers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and France to sunny Egypt. In the next 2 years, Sunweb Group will increase this number to 350,000 guests a year, thanks to our collaboration with the Egypt Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities.
Just recently, His Excellency Mr Ahmed Issa, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities, hosted our CEO Mattijs ten Brink. Sunweb Group is committed to sustainable change within the industry and we share this mission with the ministry.
“Egypt has so much to offer as a destination that combines traditional sun & beach holidays with the city of Cairo as well as classic Egypt. Our meeting reconfirmed Sunweb Group’s strategy to make Egypt one of our key destinations. The support and cooperation from the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities in Egypt is highly appreciated and together I believe we can achieve our goal,” Mattijs states.
The minister also invited Mattijs to visit the recent discoveries at Sakkara, guided by Dr Sabry Farag. He was privileged to view the tomb of high-ranking priest and nobleman Wahti, discovered in 2018. The tomb is not open for the public, but you can see the discovery of the well-preserved tomb in the Netflix documentary Secrets of the Sakkara Tomb, or take a virtual tour of the tomb on the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities‘ homepage.