Something about the Pharaohs being kings must have garnered the attention of world travelers, as tourism in Egypt sees a significant improvement, through visitors from the UK and Saudi Arabia.
Former President of the Arab Tourism Division in the Tourist Agency Committee, Mohamed Tharwat, stated that there has been a 30% increase in Saudi Arabian tourists coming to Egypt in 2018 when compared to 2017. Last year, Egypt received 2.9 million tourists, with 600 thousand of them being from Saudi Arabia, while this year has witnessed 800 thousand Saudi Arabian visitors. Such an increase can be attributed to the great efforts that tourism companies have exerted in order to facilitate the visits with excellent tourism programs for the visitors.
The Independent also states that the Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2018 highlights the impressive increase of British holiday-makers traveling to Egypt. In 2015, there was a huge drop in tourist numbers due to the tragic crash of an aircraft headed to St. Petersburgh just after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh. Thomas Cook reports that it has sold 89% more holidays to Egypt this year compared to 2017. British summer-seekers flocking to the Red Sea are getting close to 2015 numbers.
This spells good news for all tourism agencies as well as tourism-related companies, and indeed, to all Egyptians.