6 million tourists will visit Egypt by end of 2021: Study

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Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 12:43 GMT

Red Sea resort - FILE

Red Sea resort - FILE

CAIRO – 16 June 2021: A study issued by the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies said that Egypt will receive 5 to 6 million tourists by the end of this year given the resumption of the Russian flights.

 

Based on studied expectations, the study said that the country will receive 40 percent of the total number of incoming tourists in 2019 (which amounted to 13 million then), meaning that 5 to 6 million tourists will have been visited the country by the end of this year.

 

The study referred to the package of decisions set by the Ministry of Tourism with the aim of raising the quality of tourism and the services available to tourists from all over the world. These decisions were made after taking into account the current situation with its various opportunities and threats.

 

With regard to the cities of the Red Sea, which are main destinations for Russian tourists, a minimum price for 4-star and 5-star rooms has been set, with the implementation of this decision starting in November 2021.

 

The decision stipulates that the minimum price per night for any type of accommodation per person in hotels is set at $40 in five-star hotels or its equivalent, and $28, or its equivalent, in four-star hotels, in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 1 of 1973.

 

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