Egypt Expecting Turkey to Crack its Tourism Crisis

 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 


Egypt has recently disclosed an ambitious plan involving Turkey. They are trying to save its tourism industry that’s fighting for long and the war in Ukraine has brought the sector to its knees.

Tourism contributed 12 percent to the gross domestic product of the country before pandemic and employed one in members of its 29 million-strong workforce.

Around 13 million people visited Egypt in 2019, which is heavily reliant on tourism. In 2021, that number halved due to COVID-19.

Almost a third of tourists in Egypt come from Russia as well as Ukraine in peak years. From the two countries, the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada have received millions of tourists.

Between the countries, flights have got grounded as Russia invaded its neighbour and suffocated many Egyptian resorts. No Russian tourists are coming to Egypt at the current scenario.

Already, hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada are feeling the heat of nonattendance. Half of the resorts’ rooms were empty soon after the invasion, with locals expecting the situation to get worse even more.

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