Incoming tourist flow to Egypt rise by 3-4% during 1st quarter of 2024



Thu, 25 Apr 2024 - 11:15 GMT


Thu, 25 Apr 2024 - 11:15 GMT

Giza Pyramids - file

Giza Pyramids - file

CAIRO - 25 April 2024: Egyptian Minister of Tourism Ahmed Eissa announced Thursday that the first quarter of this year witnessed growth in the volume of incoming tourist traffic to Egypt by 3% - 4% compared to the first quarter of 2023, which was a record year for tourism in Egypt, expressing his optimism that the coming period will witness further growth.
The Minister also spoke about the financial reform that the Supreme Council of Antiquities is witnessing, and what is being done to maximize and increase the volume of the Council’s revenues, as a scientific institution and owner and operator of antiquities, in addition to financing the development and restoration projects and providing the expenditure that archaeological sites and museums need in a way that works to preserve them.  
Minister Eissa explained that the coming period will witness further development in the tourism experience in a number of archaeological sites and museums, including the Giza Pyramids area, the Saqqara archaeological area, the Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, and other archaeological sites within the framework of Cairo’s new cultural product, Cairo City Break.
He further discussed the results of the additional stimulus package, the Booster Campaign, which the Ministry announced to provide to airlines, within the framework of the current aviation stimulus program, in view of the increased operational risks of flights directed to Egypt due to the current geopolitical events in the region.
Peter Greenberg to host TV show about unknown Egyptian tourist destinations

Peter Greenberg, a well-known American broadcaster for CBS News and PBS, will host a one-hour TV show about Egypt.

The show, titled "Hidden Gems", will spotlight some unknown Egyptian tourist destinations.

It will be broadcast on PBS channel across the United States as well as on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities approved the filming of the show as part of campaigns to promote tourism to Egypt.


Number of incoming tourists to Egypt reaches 14.9M 

Deputy Minister of Tourism Ghada Shalaby said Wednesday Egypt is promoting the tourism industry as the number of incoming tourists reached 14.9 million this year while the ministry targets 30 million tourists in 2030.

She pointed out to the importance of choosing the city of El Alamein to hold a conference on innovation in the tourism industry as the state made great efforts to make the city a model for sustainable tourist cities that provide services throughout the year.

The official made the remarks during the opening of the international conference organized by the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Alexandria University, under the motto of innovation in tourism industry in light of contemporary global changes, which will be held for two days in the city of El Alamein.

She praised the role of Alexandria University in nourishing the tourism sector with many experiences and competencies capable of competing in local, regional and international labor markets.


Hotel capacity rates reach 54.78%

The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said that hotel capacity rates reached 54.78% during the first quarter of 2024 at the level of tourist cities in different governorates with a growth of 8%, compared to the same period in 2023.

In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said that Egypt has increased tourist facilities and bazaars along with diving centers nationwide during the period between March 2023 and March 2024. 



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