Published on : Thursday, November 30, 2017
Tourists are coming back to Egypt after a dry spell caused by the post-2011 revolution unrest. The Egypt tourism industry is booming and the tourists are visiting bazaars in Khan al-Khalili, Luxor, and even to the Red Sea’s beaches.
Between January and September 2017, 5.9 million tourists visited Egypt, compared to 3.8 million during the same period in 2016.
The UNWTO ranked Egypt as the second fastest growing tourism destination in 2017, and said that Egypt anticipates receiving 8 million tourists by the end of the year. However, there are still fewer visitors in the country today than there was before the 2011 Revolution.
The Egyptian government is very disappointed with some countries, for example, Britain. The British Government is still worried about their citizen’s safety in Egypt, despite the tightening of airport security with assistance of the British Aviation Security Company. It is important to keep in mind that many European countries that are considered to be safe, such as France, Germany, and Britain, have also recently witnessed an increasing number of terrorist attacks.
Few tourist guides in Luxor have pointed out that an increasing number of tourists have been coming to Luxor since September. Reservations for Nile trips between Luxor and Aswan have increased by 50 per cent. The U.S. radio station also reported that the growing confidence in Egypt’s tourism sector is also evident in the occupancy rates in the Hilton Hotels.