Egypt: Growing tourism is making the country breathe again 1
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Nour Ben M'Barek
Tuesday 29 May 2018 Last update on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 At 10:46 AM

Since the 25 March Revolution and the terrorist attacks on Charm El Cheikh in 2015, the tourist sector had fallen down. But Egyptian government announced that tourism sector was slowly restarting for the best.

A government official said Reuters that tourism sector had jumped to 2.2 billions dollars of revenues during the first quarter of 2018, which represents a rise of 83.3%.

2.383 million people visited the country these past few months. The number represents an increase of 37.1% compared to last year at the same time

To Egyptian economy, the tourism sector is one of the four most important sectors along with the agriculture, the energy and the revenues from the Suez canal.

Since 2010, the uprising of the society against former dictator Hosni Mubarak and the Arab Spring, tourism has crashed, preventing the economy of the country from a huge source of revenue.

It is now getting better according to the Experts of the African Bank for Development, the Western countries, and the Egyptian government itself. It was, indeed, the one reporting these figures for the 2018 first quarter.

In that sense, Charm el Cheikh, a place in Egypt, that used to be one of the most popular was recently taken off the list of unsafe places by French Authorities.

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