Vacationers go to the Karnak Temple Advanced in Egypt s southern metropolis of Luxor. AFP
El-Mentioned made the remarks in a report issued by the Ministry of Planning and Financial Growth on Egypt’s plan for investments within the tourism and antiquities sector – a major supply of exhausting foreign money for the nation – for the present fiscal yr, which ends in June subsequent yr.
The report careworn that tourism is a dynamic and versatile sector that is ready to get well inside a brief interval, the minister stated, citing the sector’s development achieved in 2021 following the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The report added that the variety of vacationers jumped from 3.7 million in 2020 to about 8 million in 2021, and the variety of in a single day stays at vacationer lodging elevated from 43 million nights in 2020 to 93.8 million within the following yr.
This generated round $9 billion in income in 2021, up from $4.1 billion in 2020, the ministry’s report identified.
Egypt has been exerting efforts to assist the sector get well from the coronavirus pandemic and the struggle between Ukraine and Russia, each of whom have been the principle exporters of vacationers to Egypt in recent times.
Earlier in November, Egypt introduced that it might give holders of the Hayya Card for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar the permission to enter Egypt with out a visa to encourage tourism.
Egypt plans to stimulate inbound tourism and improve international vacationer arrivals from 25 to 30 p.c yearly, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa stated in September.