The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) published a report which revealed that Egypt’s tourism sector witnessed a huge boom in 2018, making it the fastest growing in North Africa. The report was conducted by reviewing the results of new research by the WTTC in 2018, comparing the travel and tourism sector in 185 countries. WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara hailed Egypt’s strong recovery in tourism and stressed this sector’s importance towards economic growth and job creation. According to the report, tourism in Egypt is responsible for providing 2.5 million jobs, equivalent to 9.5 percent of the total number of jobs in Egypt. The WTTC further commended the role played by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry in making tourism a priority sector and its strategy to increase citizen awareness regarding the importance of the tourism sector.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 23, 2019 11:37 UTC