Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities aims to raise standards for visitors
- 30 key Egyptian museums and archaeological sites to be upgraded
- The capital’s Citadel, Al-Moez Street in Old Cairo and museums in Alexandria, Fayoum, Sohag and Luxor to be improved
- Brochures in braille and increased disabled access will be provided
- Toilets will also be improved
Government officials in Egypt have unveiled plans to upgrade tourism services at 30 key Egyptian museums and archaeological sites.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities aims to raise the standard of services provided to visitors at attractions including Al-Moez Street in Old Cairo; the capital’s Citadel, and museums in Alexandria, Fayoum, Sohag and Luxor.
The ministerial committee responsible for developing and improving tourism services in the country will carry out studies at each site to determine priority needs.
According to Mostafa Waziry, secretary-general for the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the committee is looking to enhance the visitor experience at the targeted attractions by providing directional and explanatory panels and maps, developing visitor centres and restrooms, offering umbrellas, improving disabled access to sites and introducing recycling bins.
Brochures will be produced in Arabic, English and Braille, and there’ll be barcodes linked to guides providing tourists with detailed information on each destination. Subtitles and sign language will also be added to visitor centre films.