19+ Egypt Tourism Crisis
Pics. At its peak in 2010 the sector employed about 12% of workforce of egypt serving approximately 14.7 million visitors egypt. The pandemic brought egypt's tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods.
Tourist arrivals in egypt increased to 885 thousand in february from 861 thousand in january of 2019. Tourism is one of the leading sources of income, crucial to egypt's economy. Authorities are gradually reopening egypt's crucial tourism sector, even as the daily number of new infections within the country hovers at around 1,400 egypt's gradual reopening is intended to staunch such damage.
Commercial flights and international tourism to egypt has resumed from 1 july.
Impact of global economic crisis on tourism sector in egypt: Diversity of the egyptian tourism modes egypt enjoys various fields of tourism attraction, the most important are archeological or cultural tourism which is significance of tourism in national economy. Given the tourism crisis egypt is facing, minister hisham zaazou said in a cabinet statement that he expects revenues to fall by 15 percent compared to last year, dropping to $6.2 billion. The pandemic brought egypt's tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods.