Chairman of Ramasside Wins the U.N. World Tourism Organisation Award
18, JAN 2017
Today, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation announced that Mr. Mohamed Yousef, an Egyptian entrepreneur and founder of an online Travel Agency, has won the UNWTO award for innovation in tourism.
The UNWTO Awards, held at the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR), celebrate excellence and innovation in the tourism sector. They recognise exceptional leaders and their visionary leadership and significant contribution throughout the nominee’s career as an inspirational role model for the development at the local, national, regional or international level.
The Award has particularly valued Mr. Mohamed Yousef ‘s Innovative use of E-Tourism strategy – which uses many new online marketing techniques. It enables any tourist destination to attract more travellers. The techniques empower them to manage, dominate and direct the online reputation of their destination
Representing Egypt, Mr. Mohamed Yousef received an award for Excellence and Innovation for Public Policy and Governance for a Strategic Tourism Initiative made and implemented whilst in his role as E-Tourism advisor to the Minister of Tourism.
Mr. Mohamed Yousef said, “I feel very humbled and I would like to thank the UNWTO for awarding our E-Tourism techniques.”
UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai stated, “In the last decade the Awards have shown the sector’s high commitment to this goal, which this year has a special meaning as we celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.”
Mr. Mohamed Yousef concluded his speech by stating, “Having worked in E-Tourism for 15 years, I can tell you that the E-Tourism strategy is positively the fastest way to market your destination and increase your market share of travelers.”
Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Portugal were in the list of final candidates from which the Egyptian Candidate was chosen.
The Egyptian Government official website states that my award was one of Egypt’s official achievements in 2017. I am listed in the middle – amongst all the great achievements for Egypt for this year
It’s in Arabic: http://sis.gov.eg/Story/133617?lang=ar
In English: http://www.sis.gov.eg/Story/123056/Tourism-2017?lang=en-us