The project team for “Supporting the Creation of a Safe Work Environment for Women in the Tourism Sector in the Arab Republic of Egypt” visited several hotels in Cairo, Hurghada, and Luxor, and held meetings with the management of these hotels in order to discuss the nature of women’s work inside them. The team for the project, which was originally implemented by the National Council for Women (NCW), executed these hotel inspections within the project’s framework, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development.
The team visited the “Marriott Hotels” group, including the Renaissance Cairo Hotel, the Renaissance Sharm El-Sheikh Hotel, and the Hurghada Marriott Hotel. The project team praised the presence of a women’s council in the Marriott Hotels group, whose membership includes 17 female personalities at the group level, headed by Mrs. Dina Naim, which aims to achieve support and motivation for the procedures Supportive of women in the field of tourism.
The inspection visits also covered several hotels, including Sheraton Cairo, Stella Sharm El Sheikh, Makadi Bay Hurghada, Sonesta Luxor, Steigenberger Luxor, Radisson Burj Al Arab Hotel Alexandria, and EMECO.
Dr. Naglaa Al-Adly, Director General of the International Agreements and International Cooperation Department, confirmed that the visits aimed to identify the obstacles that women face during their work in the tourism sector and to present proposals to enhance the effectiveness of tourist hotels to integrate women into the tourism sector, noting that these meetings included discussions on how to develop the work of girls within the tourism sector, and to learn about internal policies supporting women’s work in this sector.
Notably, the project’s main goal is to create a safe and supportive work environment for girls in the field of tourism and hospitality to ensure non-discrimination and provide an opportunity without restrictions for female employment.
The project team additionally included Ms. Safaa Habib, Director General of the Council’s Protocol and Project Manager, Ms. Shaima Naim, Director General of the Council’s Planning and Strategy Department, Ms. Samah Helmy, the expert on the project, and Ms. Fayrouz Naga, Project coordinator.