King Salman Bridge will rise 500% Saudi tourists to Egypt

, 7:41 PM IST

Riyadh: As the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has announced an agreement with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea to connect the two countries, on the second day of his visit to Cairo. Which is named as King Salman Bridge is likely to rise Saudi tourists by 500 percent.

According to an Egyptian tourist consultant Ahmad Ismael, on the Kingdom and Gulf states, that their is a rise in the number of Saudi tourists heading to Egypt.

Mr.Ismael was quoted saying that nearly 433,000 Saudi citizens visited Egypt in 2015, a 14 percent increase from 2014. He said a campaign has been launched with the hashtag, #thisisegypt# to attract Arab travelers from the Middle East for the summer and Ramadan.

He also added that he was happy with the rise in the number of tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council. And also hecsays that plans to further increase these figures by making easy to get visa for expatriates living in the Middle East for at least six months.