Egypt's tourism revenues hit record high in Q1 of FY 2022/23
Egypt's tourism revenues rose by 43.5 percent to a record high of 4.1 billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022-2023, which runs from July to September last year, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said in a statement on Thursday.
Egypt's fiscal year begins at the beginning of July and ends at the end of June the following year.
The number of tourists visiting Egypt from July to September last year rose by 52.2 percent to 3.4 million, while the number of nights tourists spent in the country increased by 47.1 percent to 43.6 million, the statement revealed.
Over the past few years, Egypt's tourism sector, a main source of national income and hard currency for the country, has been greatly affected by the country's fight against terrorism, especially after a Russian plane crashed over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board.
With improving security conditions in Egypt, tourism gradually recovered in the following years to bring Egypt a record high of 13 billion dollars in revenues in 2019, when more than 13 million tourists visited the North African country, before tourist numbers declined again because of the COVID-19 lockdowns.