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CAIRO – 15 March 2019: Direct flights from Italy’s Rome and Naples to Marsa Alam will operate on April 1, Italian news agency La Genzia di Viaggi reported on Thursday.
Twenty-two flights will operate weakly from Italy to Egypt by this summer, increasing the number of Italian tourists to surpass the number of German inbound tourists to Egypt.
Travco Group, one of the biggest Egyptian travel companies, said in November 2018, that hotel bookings are rising as tourists return to the country after years of political turmoil and security concerns.
Tourism is a cornerstone of Egypt’s economy, a source of income for millions of citizens and a major source of foreign exchange. But the sector suffered severely in the years following 2011’s popular uprising and was further hampered by a spate of militant attacks which targeted visitors.
Egypt’s revenues from tourism jumped 77 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2018 to $4.8 billion, while the number of tourists arriving in the country increased by 41 percent to just over 5 million.