Egypt expects 30% increase in tourist arrivals this year

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Egypt is aiming for an increase of up to 30% in international tourist arrivals this year, despite escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Egypt's vice minister for tourism Ghada Shalaby said.

In 2024, the North African country expects a 25% to 30% growth in inbound tourists, compared with the 27% increase it recorded last year.

The country hosted 14.9 million international visitors last year, surpassing a previous record of 14.7 million visitors in 2010.

"Since the beginning of the Israel-Gaza war in October, Egypt has attracted 8 million foreign visitors, which underscores the country's safety and stability," Shalaby said.

In the first quarter of this year, Egypt recorded a 3.3% increase in foreign visitors compared to the previous year, according to ministry data.

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