The Ministry of Tourism has raised its expectations for the number of tourist arrivals this year to between 8.5 to 9 million, according to Al Borsa News.
Who is affected🤷 The expected number of tourists visiting Egypt during the second half of 2021 ranges between 4 to 5 million, compared to about 3.5 million tourists during the first half. This is largely due to Egypt’s removal from Britain’s COVID-19 red list, which increased the number of English tourists in the past month.
According to Deputy Minister of Tourism Ghada Shalaby, the average tourist expenditure amounted to $95 per night in the first half of 2021.
Why is this important🤔 The increased travel movement prompted the Ministry of Tourism to request an increase in operating rates in hotels to full capacity, compared to 75% until mid-October, with expectations of continued recovery for hotel occupancy throughout the first quarter of next year.