| by Raymon Kondos
Egyptian tourism minister, Mamdouh Al-Beltagui said, on last 10 April, he
expects about 7 million tourists to visit Egypt in 2004.
The minister said a total of 656'000 tourists had visited Egypt in
last March, an unprecedented figure in comparison with the same month
during past years.
Tourists visit Philae Temple at Aswan
In 2003, about 6 million tourists visited Egypt spending 53 million
tourist nights in comparison to 5.5 million tourists in 2000.
Among tourists visiting Egypt, Italy comes first, followed by
Germany, Russia and UK.
A total of 730’000 Italian tourists visited Egypt, ranking
first, followed by 695’000 from Germany.
Nile cruise come as the first tourist attraction for Germans,
French and Britons, while Italians prefer Sharm
El-Sheikh Red Sea
resort to spend their vacation.
Egypt depends on tourism as the first source of national revenues.
The industry was shaken last year by the US war on Iraq, but quickly
The tourism ministry targets a figure of 7.5 million tourists
Egypt's achieves the highest ever record of tourist numbers in