Sunday، 10 December 2017 - 03:44 PM
Egyptian tourism was badly affected by the fall of a Russian plane when terrorists blew up a Russian plane in northern Sinai in October 2015, killing 224 people on board.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism is now restoring the high level of the security system in the tourism sector in the cities of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada since Russia banned the travel of its citizens to Egypt.
Data from the Ministry of Tourism confirmed that tourism revenues in Egypt amounted to only $ 500 million in the first quarter of 2016, with a decrease of 66% compared to last year.
The reason for the decline in tourism revenues for almost half is the withdrawal of Russia from the tourism market, which accounts for more than 40% of the volume of incoming tourism to Egypt.