Egypt Tourism: Over 15 million tourists expected to visit the country in 2020

Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

An official with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said that the number of international tourists to visit Egypt in 2020 is expected to exceed 15 million. The new tourism figures released by the WTO shows that Egypt’s tourism sector has recovered after the number of tourists who visited the country in 2019 hit about 13 million, WTO economic adviser Saeed el-Batouti said.

 

El-Batouti, also a board member of the German Travel Association, attributed the expected rise in the number of tourists visiting Egypt this year to Egypt’s stability and the package of policies the country has adopted.

 

He added that the Egyptian tourism sector recovery results from the strong support provided by Egypt’s political leadership, highlighting the importance of working to attract tourists from various countries.

 

Spain and Italy are among the markets that Egypt targets, he said, calling for opening up new tourist markets in Egypt and focusing on the religious tourism.

 

This new tourism sector in Egypt, a major source of state revenues, has been suffering recession over the past few years due to political turmoils and security challenges that resulted from the ouster of two heads of state in 2011 and 2013. However, tourism started to recover as Egypt has improved security measures at airports and tourism sites, while launching campaigns abroad to promote the vital sector.

 


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