Sunday, February 24, 2019

The importance of tourism to Egypt

The importance of tourism to Egypt

The tourism sector in Egypt is one of the most important sectors that affect the Egyptian economy. The country attracts millions of tourists annually. According to statistics in 2015, the tourism sector alone contributed 11.4% of Egypt's GDP. The country generated 112.1 billion Egyptian pounds, $ 14,334,271,350. The total investment in the tourism sector reached 12.5% ​​of the total investments in the country, where 2,158,144,050 dollars were spent. In the same year, tourists spent 57.5 billion Egyptian pounds, which is equivalent to 3,173,741,250 dollars during their stay in Egypt, which contributed 20.7% The tourism sector provides many job opportunities, providing 10.5% of the total number of workers, with the tourism sector creating approximately 2,620,000 jobs.

tourism in Egypt
Egypt is ranked second in the list of countries experiencing rapid tourism growth, according to the statistics of 2017, where the proportion of tourists increased by 51% in that year. Although Egypt is famous for Egypt's history and ancient architecture, the country saw a significant decline in the number of tourists, 1 million tourists in 2015 and became 5.26 million in 2016 due to the conditions of the country, and then returned to witness the rise mentioned in 2017.

Places of Tourism in Egypt


Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is considered one of the best places for tourism in the country. It is full of various tourist attractions such as pyramids, Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and many others. It is also popular because it is rich in civilizations. It also includes the Pyramids of Giza, the southern city of Luxor, The Valley of the Mile, and the Valley of the Kings.

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