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Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) releases a tourism report with the list of countries that have welcomed the highest numbers of international travelers during that year. This year, the report comes bearing good news – not only for Egypt, but for the global travel industry. Overall, the number of international travelers have grown so much in 2018 that they've reached the 1.4 billion mark – that’s 1.4 billion international arrivals and departures. This growth in departures/arrivals comes as great news for world economies who have become dependent on the travel sector, it’s no coincidence that Egypt achieved its highest ever tourism revenue this same year.

Once again, in this year’s report, Egypt tops the list as one of the fastest-growing travel destinations in the world, based on the largest percentage changes in international arrival growth for the years 2017 and 2018. According to the UNWTO report, Egypt welcomed 11,346,000 visitors in 2018, compared to 8.3 million in 2017 – a growth of a whopping 36.8 percent – with even higher numbers expected soon with the Grand Egyptian Museum opening up in 2020. The future of tourism in Egypt is bright, and numbers are getting higher and higher, exceeding the record-breaking numbers of pre-revolution tourism.

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𝗘𝗴𝘆𝗽𝘁: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱’𝘀 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱’𝘀 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀. As tourism becomes a truly global activity, destinations today have several evolved platforms that harness the power of reach. #Egypt’s tourism has been leveraging an ecosystem of media partnerships with a clear and shared strategy, that have been key in changing the narrative on the sector. I would like to thank everyone that continues to shed the light on our destination and spread across the efforts taken by the Ministry of Tourism to implement the vision within the Egypt—Tourism Reform Program, namely creating a sustainable tourism sector. @CNN @BBC @EuroNews.TV @EuroSport @Google @Discovery @Bloomberg @CBSNews

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This news comes soon after Egypt received a reward for its outstanding contribution to the global travel industry at the World Travel Market held out earlier this month in London.

Source: MSN