Tourism is one of Egypt’s main economic pillars and is a key employer in the country. The tourism industry went through a difficult period following the Arab spring, yet it has been showing signs of recovery for the past number of years, in particular in 2018. In this paper, we shed light on the main drivers of the tourism industry in Egypt, such as tourism contribution to GDP, tourist arrivals forecasts, source of spending, top source markets and also discuss recent trending developments within the Egyptian tourism industry at present.

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