Red Sea tourism festival in Sudan kicks off

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TRAVEL GAZETTE –  THE ninth Red Sea Tourism and Shopping Festival Kicked off in the Red Sea State in eastern Sudan, aiming to attract more foreign tourists.

The festival, first born in 2006, were participated by representatives from neighboring countries including Egypt, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

“The festival will contribute to reactivating Sudan’s tourism,” Mohamed Tahir Awadab, Investment Minister in the Red Sea State said.

He added that the Red Sea state government was seeking to provide infrastructure to promote tourism, and offer distinguished services for the tourists worldwide.

The Red Sea is Sudan’s most famous tourist area due to its fine beach, islands and wonderful aquatic animals and coral reefs, not to mention diving, underwater photography and fishing.

According to the official data, the revenues from the tourism sector in Sudan amounted to around 900 million U.S. dollars in 2015 compared to about 671.9 million in 2011.

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