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The tourism sector marks a huge jump during the first half of 2018, according to Reuters

Port Ghalib News

Egypt's revenues from the tourism sector jumped 77%, while the number of tourists to the country increased by about 41%, according to Reuters .

"The number of foreigner visitors, during the first six months of this year, jumped 5.061 million compared to 3.6 million, in the same period, last year," a governmental official declared to Reuters.

He added that tourism revenues during the first  2 quarters of the year mounted up to 4.781 billion dollars, up 77% compared to 2.7 billion dollars a year ago.

The official verified that there is higher expectations in increasing in the tourists traffic from Western Europe, Italy, Germany and Ukraine in the fourth quarter of this year.

"The indicators points that the tourism sector will achieve about 9 billion dollars by the end of this year and that these figures marked a huge jump from last year's revenue of $7.6 billion dollars" He confirmed.


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