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Holidays: More tourists are going to this sun-kissed country than before - have you been?

Holidays: More tourists are going to this sun-kissed country than before – have you been?

However, 2017 saw the country benefit from an incredible 55.1 per cent increase in tourists compared to 2016.

“Egypt led growth both in absolute and relative terms in arrivals, rebounding strongly from previous years,” the report said.

It added: “Visitor numbers rebounded from both traditional markets in Western Europe and emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Promotional efforts and a return of confidence contributed to this recovery.”

Egypt’s success in the report is backed up by statistics from Thomas Cook which has revealed that in 2018 Egypt experienced more bookings than in previous years.

Tourists should be aware, though, that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) state that the risk of terrorism is “very likely.”

However, they add: “Around 319,000 British nationals visited Egypt in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free.”

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