• Tourism

    Tourism is a fast-growing sector in many emerging markets. OBG analyses the latest statistics on visitors and spending, highlighting investment opportunities. Our research covers hotel developments, government incentives, demand for leisure facilities and the MICE segment.
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Egypt’s global reputation as a destination for heritage tourism has been strengthened by a series of major archaeological finds. In tandem with investment in new infrastructure, the new discoveries are expected to support a recent rebound in the sector’s fortunes.

 

Aided by easier and cheaper travel, global tourism has experienced two decades of almost uninterrupted growth. According to the World Bank, the number of international departures more than doubled between 1997 and 2017, from 687m to 1.57bn per annum. With the global middle class estimated by the US-based think tank Brookings Institution to be...

 

How is Egypt aiming to diversify the source markets from which it is attracting tourists?

 

Following a turbulent period from 2011 to 2016 the Egyptian tourism sector has experienced consistent growth. Efforts aimed at diversifying source markets, improving safety and conducting successful marketing campaigns are continuing to pay dividends. As a result, Egypt witnessed double-digit growth in international travellers in both 2017 and...

 

The last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Egypt’s Great Pyramids of Giza, have drawn millions of tourists interested in exploring the tombs and ancient artefacts discovered along the Nile River. Thousands of antiquities are stored in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, with many others showcased in museums...

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Egypt 2019

Following a turbulent period from 2011 to 2016 the Egyptian tourism sector has experienced consistent growth. The industry recorded gradual growth in arrivals and revenue in 2017 and 2018. Although visitor numbers have not yet been restored to their pre-2011 levels, occu¬pancy rates have increased across the country, with Cairo experiencing its highest occupancy levels since 2010. New source...