“Starred” hotels in Egypt will be reviewed
Travelers and experts in the field of tourism have repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that the quality of service of Egyptian “fours” and “fives” does not correspond to similar hotels in other countries.
The fact is that many hotels in Egypt independently appropriated the “stars”. The problem wanted to solve in 2009-2011, but then prevented the revolution.
Egypt is now going through not the best times in terms of tourism. The fault of the plane crash over the Sinai Peninsula, which occurred in 2015. And since tourism is the main source of income in the economy, the Egyptian authorities finally decided to review the star rating of hotels and asked for help from UNWTO (world tourism organization).
Experts will assess the General condition of the hotel Fund, the need to bring to modern standards and requirements. The inspection will also affect the security systems, the preparedness of employees and the quality of food. Both official and “secret guest”checks will be carried out in the hotels.
Hoteliers are unhappy with the decision of the authorities. They believe that checking hotels after 3 years of actual downtime is impractical. And also offer to give preferential loans to hotels were able to clean up. However, checks have already begun and the first “under the distribution” was the most popular resort of Egypt Sharm El Sheikh.