May 2023, As part of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ extensive digital transformation initiative, and with collaboration with eAswaaq misr, a new payment system has been launched for purchasing tickets to access six archaeological sites in Aswan Governorate. In line with their plan, the ministry has begun implementing the use of various bank cards for ticket purchases, marking the first phase of this endeavor. As a result, cash transactions for ticket purchases have been entirely discontinued, and the focus now solely lies on facilitating cashless payments for a seamless visitor experience.
The initial implementation of the cashless payment system begins at several notable sites including Edfu, Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel, Philae, Nubian Museum, and the unfinished obelisk. The Ministry of Tourism has communicated this significant development to tourism companies, marking these six sites as pioneers in adopting the cashless payment method. This move serves as a preparatory step towards expanding the system to 40 museums and archaeological sites over the next three months. where the Ministry has planned a progressive rollout of this system across all museums and archaeological sites throughout the country.
“We at eAswaaq are delighted to have been a part of the initial vision of digital transformation alongside the Ministry of Tourism,” stated Ahmed Saeed, Head of Tourism – IT Operations. “Through the development and operation of the ministry’s website, “egymonuments.com”, we have enabled visitors to access museums and archaeological sites with ease. This successful implementation of the cashless ticketing system has provided a seamless experience for tourists and visitors. We look forward to extending this progress to other archaeological sites, ensuring a convenient and efficient process”.