Travel agents obliged to install surveillance cameras in buses, receive security training

On Monday, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou decided to oblige travel agents to install surveillance cameras and speed limiters in buses transferring tourists.
The agents have 60 days to implement the decision or their licenses will be revoked. Also, drivers are not allowed to tamper with the cameras in any way.
Meanwhile, no licenses will be issued to new buses that do not conform to the decision.
Drivers who do not abide by the decision will be suspended for six months and buses will be shut down for three months.
The decision also obliges tour operators not to hire drivers or tour guides who have not attended the security training course of the Egyptian Federation of Tourism Chambers. 
Buses are to be parked overnight and drivers are to sleep in the places designated for that purpose.
“Our goal is to eliminate road accidents, a phenomenon that is significantly detrimental to our reputation,” said the minister.
Korean tourists were killed when their bus was attacked in Taba last February by the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist group.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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