Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met on Wednesday South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda To discuss the efforts exerted to promote the medical tourism file and to exploit the potential of the governorate to enhance this type of tourism.
Last August، Egypt’s tourism receipts almost tripled and worker remittances rose in the last three months of its fiscal year، marking another step in the country’s economic recovery from a crippling dollar shortage، according to a report by Bloomberg.
The report said that Egypt’s tourism revenue rose to $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter that ended June 30، from $510 million in the same period a year ago، according to initial central bank data that it shared with Bloomberg. Full-year receipts rose 16 percent to $4.4 billion. Remittances grew 9 percent to $4.8 billion in the fourth quarter، and rose 2 percent to $17.4 billion for the year.