Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Issa
CAIRO - 18 January 2023: Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism aims to attract 30 million tourists by 2028, according to Minister Ahmed Issa.
This figure complies with Issa’s previous statements that the ministry is working on studying the challenges faced by the sector in order to reach 30 million tourists, noting that the highest tourist rate reached by Egypt was 14 million tourists in 2009/2010 season, followed by a decline in the rates to rebound in 2019 before being affected by the repercussions of COVID-19.
According to Issa’s previous statements
, since assuming his duties, he has been working on a number of tasks and setting priorities, perhaps the most important of which is reaching the 30 million tourists who visit Egypt every year.
He added that the assignments of Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, were to reach $30 billion in tourism within the 2030 plan, which the ministry is currently working on.
Tourism Minister Ahmed Issa said in a meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo, that About 13 million tourists visited Egypt in 2019.
Issa added that the government is looking forward to launching a national strategy for tourism in the first quarter of this year.
“Tourism is a major source of hard currency for the country, so we have to find ways to increase the amount of spending per tourist, by working to improve the services and products we offer, as well as strengthening the position of the sector,” Issa pointed out.
Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expected an increase in tourism sector revenues to record $11.3 billion in 2022/2023, $14.2 billion in 2023/2024, $18.9 billion in 2024/2025, $22.8 billion in 2025/2026, and $26. 5 billion in 2026/2027.