WTTC: Egypt’s tourism sector saw quantum leap in 2018

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced that Egypt saw a quantum leap in tourism sector for 2018.

In a report issued on Friday, Gloria Guevara, the WTTC president and chief executive said Egypt’s tourism witnessed a strong recovery, asserting the sector’s main role in increasing economic growth rates and securing further jobs.

The WTTC report reviewed the outcome of a new research for 2018 on the sector of travel and tourism in 185 world countries.

In this regard, the report shed light on the key part played by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism to raise awareness among citizens about the tourism sector.

Also, it noted that the state’s security efforts have greatly contributed to raising tourist arrivals by 16.5% in 2018.

Egypt’s tourism sector provides around 2.5 million job openings, accounting for 9.5% of total number of jobs in the country, the report said.

The sector has helped Egypt achieve a gross domestic product growth rate worth 11.9 percent in 2018, the report read.

Source: State Information Service Egypt