Luxor named 2016 World Tourism Capital

Luxor - After five years of political turmoil, Egyptians hope for a strong recovery of the tourism sector, especially after Upper Egypt's city of Luxor was chosen by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the 2016 World Tourism Capital.

In late October, Luxor hosted the two-day 104th meeting of UNWTO Executive Council attended by some 170 representatives from 50 countries, including 11 tourism officials.