No Kids Zone: Egypt Says ‘No’ to Children in Red Sea Resorts

Published February 21st, 2018 - 01:32 GMT
Red Sea resorts in Egypt will not welcome tourists under 16 years old. Do you agree with this decision? (Mohamed el-Shahed/ AFP)
Red Sea resorts in Egypt will not welcome tourists under 16 years old. Do you agree with this decision? (Mohamed el-Shahed/ AFP)

Ten hotels and tourist resorts in the Red Sea have decided to only host ‘adult tourists’ over the age of 16, to provide them with a peaceful holiday absent of children.

Chief of the Tour Guides Syndicate in the Red Sea, Bashar Abu Taleb, explained that numerous hotels and villages around the world specifically host comfort and tranquility-seekers aged over 16 years old.

Abu Taleb clarified that the demand for such an environment in the Red Sea increased in recent years from people of different nationalities visiting the region. Reservation prices at the hotels will be competitively comparable, he added.

Meanwhile, tourism expert Sayed al-Gabry said that adult tourists traveling from Germany, Britain, and Scandinavian countries prefer to spend their holidays and vacations in these type of hotels, away from children.

The proportion of Egyptian guests demanding such holidays is small compared to foreign tourists, he clarified, explaining that Egyptians prefer taking lengthier vacations with their children.

Editor's note: The article is an edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm. 


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