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Egyptian tourism 'will bounce back'

Egyptian tourism 'will bounce back'
12 May 2014

Following years of political unrest, it appears that tourism may finally be on the up in Egypt.

The country’s tourism minister has just announced ambitious plans to try to revive the industry in the country, which has been in a major slump ever since the Arab Spring of 2011.

Tourists have been discouraged from travelling to Egypt and other parts of the region because of the conflicts.

However, speaking at a recent event in Dubai, Egyptian tourism minister Hisham Zazou said that he is confident that the picture will improve in the coming months and years.

"The world will see tourism returning to Egypt," he said. "We have an ambitious global plan to show the world that it is safe and fun to visit Egypt any time."

The overarching ambition of the government is to attract more than 25 million tourists by 2020, while also doubling current revenue levels over the same timeframe.ADNFCR-408-ID-801719483-ADNFCR

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