60% of tourists visiting Egypt in 2019 came from Europe: Tourism min.


Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 09:43 GMT

Japanese tourist in Egypt – from the Tourism Ministry official website

Japanese tourist in Egypt – from the Tourism Ministry official website

CAIRO – 10 July 2020: Tourism Minister Khaled el-Anani said that 60 percent of the tourists who visited Egypt in 2019, came from Europe, according to a statement.  


This came during Anani's participation along with Planning Minister Hala el-Saeed in talks organized by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) via video-conference to discuss the future of planning in the field of tourism in Egypt and efforts exerted by the Egyptian state to stimulate this sector.


Anani asserted that the Egyptian state is working on restoring the pre-coronavirus tourism levels as soon as possible. "Egypt was flexible in handling several crises in the past 2 decades," he said.


"The Egyptian state is working on creating new tourist-attracting destinations inside Egypt," the statement said.


According to Anani, the ministry will inaugurate a number of important archaeological projects during the coming period.


Meanwhile, Saeed said that the tourism sector has an important role to play in increasing local production and providing promising job opportunities.


"Egypt is always aiming at attracting tourists from new markets," Saeed said.


Saeed welcomed cooperation with BCG and benefiting from its expertise in the field of strategic administrative consultations to outline an integrated vision for achieving further development in the field of tourism.


Parts of this report taken from MENA



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