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Egypt saw 34 percent increase in tourist demand during April: Expert

The advisor to the World Tourism Organization Saeed al-Batouti said that Egypt saw a 34 percent increase in tourist demand during April compared to last year.

There has been a growth in reservations to Egypt from the European market by 34 percent compared to the same month last year, he specified.

Batouti noted a remarkable recovery in cultural tourism and the return of Cairo and Alexandria trips to the portfolio of major tour operators such as Gebeco and Phoenix Reisen, which includes visits to well-known landmarks within the two cities.

“I believe that the rate of steady increase and the recovery of cultural tourism once again could contribute significantly to supporting the Egyptian economy during the current and upcoming phases,” Batouti said.


Recovering tourism

A tourism expert in the Red Sea Atef Othman confirmed the recovery of tourism in Marsa Alam hotels and resorts, coinciding with the high rates of inbound tourist flights from Europe.

According to Othman, the airport received 18 Italian flights, 19 German flights, 31 Czech flights, 18 Polish flights, five Dutch flights, three Belgian flights, four Swiss flights, two French flights, and one from each of Luxembourg, Austria, Hungary and Lithuania.

Hurghada International Airport, on October 14, recorded an increase in the number of flights, receiving 83 regular and chartered flights from various European airports carrying about 12,000 European tourists.

The German tourists coming to Hurghada in the Red Sea topped the list of European nationalities.


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