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Tourists return to Egypt’s shores and monuments

After years of instability, Egypt’s tourism sector is witnessing a healthy increase in visitor numbers. Leading this revival is Germany, which overtook Russia for the first time ever as the number one source of tourists to Egypt in 2019. 

In 2018, Egypt welcomed 9 million tourists, up from 5.4 million in 2016. Of those 9 million tourists in 2018, a sizeable 1.7 million visitors came from Germany. Given that tourism is one of the leading sources of income for Egyptians, Germans are thus playing a commensurate role in the nation’s economic recovery.

Karnak Temple, Luxor

The Karnark Temple Complex contains a variety of decaying temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings that transport visitors back to the wonders of ancient Egypt

Mahmya Island, Hurghada

Mahmya Island is located off of Hurghada, a beach resort town along the Red Sea that is one of the most popular destinations for German tourists

Giftun Island, Hurghada

The sister island of Mahmya, Giftun is a just as idyllic but smaller island that is popular with day-trippers from the coast

Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

The famous Pyramids of Giza have long attracted tourists far and wide, and remain the country’s number one tourist attraction