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Egypt sees 6 percent increase in tourist arrivals in first 50 days of 2024

The country is striving for an annual growth rate of 25 to 30 percent in inbound tourism.
29.02.24 | Source: economy middle east

Egypt’s tourism sector is off to a promising start in 2024, with tourist arrivals witnessing a notable 6 percent year-on-year increase during the first 50 days of 2024. In a statement, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, revealed ambitious plans to further enhance the country’s position as a leading tourist destination, targeting significant growth in global tourism share and aiming to attract 30 million tourists by 2028.

This came during the minister’s participation in the 71st edition of the Africa Regional Conference and Exhibition of the Airports Council International (ACI).

Key statistics and targets

The minister revealed that Egypt aims to elevate its share of global tourism from 1.6 percent to 1.7 percent in 2028. This strategic goal aligns with the government’s vision to position Egypt as a premier tourist destination on the global stage. Additionally, the country is striving for an annual growth rate of 25 to 30 percent in inbound tourism, highlighting its commitment to fostering sustainable growth in the sector.

Issa also highlighted that reaching industry targets requires a three-fold increase in airline seats compared to 2021. Therefore, continuous work, coordination, and integration between the ministries of tourism and civil aviation are essential to achieve Egypt’s tourism goals.