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Tourism in Egypt May Soon Raise USD 7.2 Billion in Revenues

The Middle East’s travel and tourism sector’s revenues could reach USD 246 billion this year, which is just 8.9 percent down from pre-pandemic numbers

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Egypt is projected to achieve about USD 7.2 billion in tourism revenues for 2022. After an announcement from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed that the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector’s revenues could reach USD 246 billion this year, which is just 8.9 percent down from pre-pandemic numbers. In 2019, it was generating USD 270 billion in revenue.


Their research also revealed that if countries continue to roll out the inoculation programme at a steady pace this year while international travel restrictions are eased around the world, 6.8 million professionals could be employed in the tourism sector by the end of 2022— just 40,000 behind pre-pandemic levels.


To get as close to pre-pandemic levels as possible in 2022, the WTTC says countries ought to continue committing to vaccine rollout and allow their fully vaccinated travellers to move freely.