Tourism expert Karim Abdel Aziz said that Egypt is still safer for tourists than Paris، as the government exerts intensive efforts to ensure the security of tourists and improve the security conditions، Africa News reported. The World Tourism Organization said in a report in 2017 that Egypt is the second fastest growing tourism destinations in the world. the investments of the tourism sector during the fiscal year 2018-2019 amounted to LE 14.4 billion، representing 1.5% of the total investments during the year.
last August،، a government official told Reuters that Egypt’s tourism revenues jumped 77 per cent in the first half of 2018 to around $4.8 billion compared with the same period last year.
The number of tourists who visited Egypt in that time jumped 41 per cent to around 5 million tourists، added the official.
Egypt’s annual tourist influx rose to 8.3 million in 2017 from 5.3 million in 2016. Yet results are still well off the 12 million figure for 2010.
The tourism sector is one of the country’s main sources of foreign currency. A total of 14.7 million people visited Egypt in 2010 before the uprising.