Egypt Expects 80% Increase In Its British Tourism By The End of 2018
By Nada Hamouda
After a significant decrease of the influx of British tourists to Egypt in recent years, Egypt expects an 80% increase in British tourism by the end of this year, according to the British Newspaper, The Guardian. Moreover, the British Travel Agency, Thomas Cook, revealed on Friday that the largest number of its customers are heading to Egypt, which helps to make Egypt a “great destination in the summer of 2018.”
The report pointed out that after the unexpected increase in the reservations to Egypt, Thomas Cook Airways increased the number of flights to 11 flights per week this summer.
Russian tourists were ranked number one in the touristic map of Egypt, followed by British and German tourists, according to the Former Head of Egypt’s Federation of Tourism Chambers, Elhamy El-Zayat.
However, after the 25th revolution in 2011, tourism in Egypt suffered a devastating blow due to security concerns. Therefore, Egypt has been trying lately to revamp its tourism especially after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Sinai in late October 2015 and killed all its passengers.