Last week saw Luxor Governor, Mohamed Badr, participate in the opening of the “11th International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality ICTH 2018, Egypt’s Vision 2030″, organised by the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels of Fayoum University, in cooperation with South Carolina University and Durham University. The conference was hosted by the city of Luxor, and ran from 8 – 11 March 2018.
Participating in the conference were former Minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaki Badr; former Minister of Higher Education Amr Ezzat Salama, Fayoum University President Khaled Hamza, President of South Valley University Abbas Mansour, and Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri; in addition to a host of officials and university faculty and foreign and Arab academics.
Dr Hamza said the conference aimed at bringing together experts from the tourism industry to present and discuss studies, research papers and work papers related to Egypt and tourism. In the last three years, he said, Fayoum University has held its conferences on Tourism and Hotels outside Fayoum Governorate; the last two conferences were held in Marsa Alam and Sharm al-Sheikh, the third and current one is held in Luxor.
The conference included five workshops on tourism development and 58 research papers, with the participation of 13 speakers from inside and outside Egypt. Among them were: “Innovative tourism strategies for the vision Egypt 2030″, “Marketing and advertising tourist destinations”, “Customer behaviour and decision making in tourism and hospitality”, “Information technology and e-tourism and heritage”, “Quality of food services in hotels”, “Scientific research approaches in tourism and hospitality”, and “Recent trends in tourism and hospitality”.
11 March 2018