2008 News Archive - Hotels & Villas - Egypt targets tourists

13 12 2007

Egypt is anticipating a massive increase in its tourist numbers in the coming twelve years, it has been revealed.

The Egyptian tourism minister commented that the government is aiming to increase the number of tourists to 25 million by 2020, Voltairenet reports.

It aims to do this by providing "excellent" tourist facilities and varied products such as recreational and environmental tourism.

"Mr Zuhair Jrana said that Egypt received last year more than nine million tourists who spent 89 million nights in Egypt and spent about $8 billion," Voltairenet reports.

Currently, 133,000 hotel rooms are being constructed in Egypt giving the country the highest regional tourism growth rate.

Egypt is one of Africa's most populous countries and it bridges the Sinai Peninsula leading to Asia.

Sharm El-Sheik is situated at the south of the peninsula and is a popular tourist resort.

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