WTTC ranks Cairo as fastest-growing travel destination

Published on : Saturday, November 3, 2018

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report showed that Cairo’s tourism witnessed a 34.4 per cent tourism growth in 2017. Cairo was the fastest-growing travel destination as per its City Travel & Tourism Impact Report, followed by Istanbul (13.1 per cent), Antalya (9.1 per cent) and Tehran (9 per cent). As per WTTC the growth in tourism in these cities was a result of political stability.

 

 

 

The report highlights that the top 10 cities in terms of market size Shanghai, Beijing, followed by Paris, Orlando, New York, Tokyo, Bangkok, Mexico City, Las Vegas and Shenzhen.

 

 

In 2017, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) had ranked Egypt as the world’s second-fastest growing destination.

 

 

Egypt’s growth story continues as it received 730,000 tourists in February 2018, which is a 35 per cent increase as against that of 2017.

 

 

In June 2018, Egypt was voted as the most favourable travel destination out of its World Cup group ‘A’ contenders: Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Egypt as a top travel destination is gaining popularity worldwide.

 

 

Forbes recently published an article about Egyptian tourism, by travel writer Allison DiLiegro, titled “Why 2018 is the year to visit Egypt”.

 

 

After Russia’s decision to lift a ban on direct flights to Cairo, 3.16 million additional tourists are expected to visit Egypt.

 

 

In 2018, an annual study by Swiss bank USB on 77 metropolitan areas ranked Egypt’s capital Cairo as the cheapest city in the world.

 

 

Egypt has stepped on the gas on the advertising program. Footballers Benzema and Lionel Messi, and international actors such as Hillary Swank and Nicholas Cage have visited the country.

 

 

It is active on social media as well. It launched the Instagram page titled ‘Experience Egypt’ displaying stunning images of different cities such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and the Red Sea cities.

 

 

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 09 travelmeetasia 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 ITB China 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 15 hotelierseries india 2019
  • 15 hotelierseries mena 2019
  • 15 PATA 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. AviaDev Africa

      April 24 - April 26
    2. AviaDev Africa

      April 24 - April 26
    3. ASIA PACIFIC HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

      April 25 - April 26
    4. BAR & RESTAURANT INVESTMENT ASIA

      April 25 - April 26
    5. HOTEL MANAGEMENT THAILAND SUMMIT

      April 26
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com