CAIRO: Plans to upgrade tourism services at 30 key Egyptian museums and archaeological sites have been revealed by government officials.
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.
A ministerial committee responsible for developing and improving tourism services in the country will carry out studies at each site to determine priority needs.
Mostafa Waziry, secretary-general for the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the committee would be looking to enhance the visitor experience at the targeted attractions through projects such as providing directional and explanatory panels and maps, developing visitor centers and restrooms, offering umbrellas, and seating areas, improving disabled access to sites, and introducing garbage recycling.
Brochures will also be produced in Arabic, English, and Braille, barcodes linked to guides providing tourists with detailed information on each destination, and subtitles and sign language added to visitor center films.
The ministry has undertaken similar upgrades to tourism services over recent years at attractions including the temples of Philae, Kom Ombo, and Abu Simbel, and at sites in Al-Hawaweesh and Sheikh Hamad, Sohag.