Egypt welcomes more than 7 mln tourists in H1/2023

Egypt welcomed more than seven million tourists in the first half (H1) of 2023, a new record in the country’s history, said Minister of Tourism Ahmed Issa on Monday.

The announcement was made during a meeting headed by Issa with the permanent committee for licensing hotel and tourist establishments.

Issa also previously stated that Egypt is seeking to attract 18 to 20 million tourists in 2024, with an expected number of 15 million tourists this year.

Tourism in Egypt contributes to up to 15 percent of the gross national product (GNP), and is a major source of foreign exchange.


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