In spite of a UK travel ban, and the lack of flights from UK to Sharm El Sheikh that had been only recently dropped, Egypt still managed to break its record for tourism revenue this year. While at this year's World Travel and Tourism Market, where Egypt took home the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award, Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat shared that Egypt's tourism sector recorded its highest ever level of revenue for the year 2019, with a ground-breaking $12.6 billion, which is equivalent to over 203 billion EGP.
The number of global tourists flocking to the country reached 12 million in this year, nearing the previous peak of 13.6 million in 2010 -- pre Arab spring. Thankfully, the collapse of Thomas Cook had minimal effect on the Egyptian tourism industry, and the coordination between both the Egyptian and British governments has been rekindled. With the Grand Egyptian Museum due to open next year and all the effort put in by the Ministry of Tourism, it looks like it can only go up from here.
Source: Travel Trade Gazette