Egypt is expected to welcome more than 15 million visitors in 2020, Saeed el-Batouti, economic advisor to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), was quoted as saying.
This number is up 15% compared to the 13 million visitors registered by the country in 2019.
According to WTO, the increase should be driven by the economic and security policies put in place by the government.
These have helped stabilize the security situation, which has deteriorated since 2011 in the Maghreb country.
Last year, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that Egypt’s tourism sector is the fastest-growing in North Africa. The sector’s growth rate hit 16.5 percent, which is quadruple the international average rate (3.9 percent).
The WTTC further hailed the role played by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry in making tourism a priority sector and lauded its strategy to increase citizen awareness regarding the importance of the tourism sector.
A recent report by the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) revealed that the number of Arab visitors to Egypt is expected to increase by 50 percent over the next three years from 1.49 million in 2018 to 2.23 million in 2022.