IN PICTURES: Expected Boost to Egypt’s Tourism Following Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Live Performance
For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t heard or seen all the international headlines and the buzz generated on social media, Red Hot Chili Peppers performed live in Egypt last weekend, on Friday the 15th of March to be specific. We, of course, were there to cover this event, and we were glad to see how well organised everything was. This is why it is time to thank Travco Group for this amazing event. Aside from Travco Group being Egypt’s leading travel company, Travco Group also specialise in hospitality, security, aviation, and real estate development. Travco Group have accordingly managed to execute an event truly fitting of their name, size, and incredible legacy!
We were even more proud to see the sheer number of tourists and foreigners who came from different parts of the world to attend this unique performance. At the concert, we ran into people from all across the globe; Americans, Brazilians, Italians, and many more nationalities were are all present in a concert which saw this legendary band play live to a background of the monumental architectural masterpiece that is the Pyramids of Giza.
Now, in case you think we are exaggerating the impact of such an event on Egypt’s tourism industry, don’t take our word for it; take Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism’s word for it. “We are thrilled to welcome one of the best-selling rock bands of all time at our renowned Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. Live streaming the performance online and sharing that with fans and viewers across the globe is an invitation for everyone to witness our amazing history and be part of our present and future. We are putting together an entertainment calendar, and welcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers in Egypt is definitely a strong start.”
Over the past few months, we have been telling you, our loyal readers, why we can expect a boost to Egypt’s tourism industry. With deals being signed with Beautiful Destinations, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine raving about Egypt, Business Insider obsessing over Cairo, Trip Advisor stating that Egypt is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Middle East, Egypt hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, and much more; Egypt is definitely becoming the place to visit.
This event, however, represents an opportunity to place Egypt on the global map of tourism in a whole new way; Egypt, we hope, will become a hub for similar events, which promote the country we call home as a pivotal meeting point for varying artistic acts and cultural events.
Now, in case you have missed the concert, here are some of our personal favourite snippets:
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