Said El-Atiek, consultant for the Egyptian Travel Agents Association, and regional manager for Sunrise Group of Tourist Resorts and Floating Hotels, said that crisis management and investment in human resources are the most effective strategies to overcome the severe consequences of crises that may face the tourism sector.
El Atiek confirmed that the Egyptian state had a major role in managing the crises faced by the tourism sector in Egypt, especially in the wake of the Russian plane accident, and overcoming the effects of the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He stressed that the state contributed to supporting companies operating in the tourism sector to recover from those crises and the opening of new markets.
The tourism expert explained in his study, for which he obtained a PhD from the University of Paris for Business, the most important practices that must be taken by the tourism sector, to confront the crises that it may face and how to get out of them with gains that enhance the capabilities of the tourism sector due to its importance in the national economy.
He pointed out that the study clarified the negative social, economic and political effects of the spread of the Corona pandemic, and the best practices to get out of the crisis with minimal losses, and to take advantage of the crisis and turn it into an opportunity.
This study is the first of its kind that addresses the challenges of crisis management in the tourism sector, and it has been widely published and circulated among universities and institutes specialized in tourism studies around the world.