Reality of Tourism in Egypt between WTTC and Government

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Hussein Duqeil

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Tourism plays a significant role in the Egyptian economy, as it represents, according to government reports, more than 15% of GDP during FY2018/2019. According to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), travel and tourism supported 11.9% of the nation’s GDP in 2018. In addition, travel and tourism is responsible for 9.5% of all Egypt’s employment, providing 2.5 million jobs.

The reality of tourism in Egypt today suggests that it has begun a phase of recovery; therefore, we will try in this report to explore the reality of this recovery, how far it is consistent with Egyptian history and civilization, and the types of such recovery in terms of the tourism movement, whether it is cultural or recreational. In conclusion, the report will provide a few recommendations that may help achieve a tourist recovery commensurate with Egypt’s privileges of various tourist attractions.

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