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Egypt Western Desert (Photo Credit: Egypt Western Desert Tours).

According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), the country has received at least 730,000 tourists in February 2018, achieving a 35 percent increase compared to the same month last year.

CAIRO, EGYPT – Positive outlook for Egyptian Tourism in the second half of 2018 to 2019, local tour operator see increasing of foreign visitors for Egypt Western Desert tour and eco-tourism. Renowned for its rich in culture and history dated back 4,000 years of Pharaoh and Pyramids, Egypt country also has a lot more to offer – a paradise on earth and magic of Egypt Western Desert.

According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), the country has received at least 730,000 tourists in February 2018, achieving a 35 percent increase compared to the same month last year. 

The positive outlook of Egypt tourism is expected to continue into 2018, according to Loly Gamal, Founder of local Egypt Western Desert Tours, who estimated this year visitors will increase by approximately 20-30% for Egypt desert and eco-tourism. “We have seen increasing visitors from UK, Ukraine, Eastern Europe along with new markets from Asia; South Korea, China and Malaysia, since the last quarter of 2017. These foreign tourists, mostly and lately come as a group tour, are looking for more attractions to extend their holidays in Egypt after cultural and historic main sites visit of Cairo, Luxor or Aswan. With beautiful scenery and nature of Egypt Western Desert’s Black Desert, White Desert, Crystal Mountain, Bahariya Oasis, Sand dunes and Siwa Oasis, Egypt has also rich in its nature, adventure and eco-tourism.” 

According to the latest Oxford Business Group (OBG)’s, the positive outlook for Egypt’s tourism is backed by the increase in visitors by 54% in 2017 to 8.3 million, while tourism receipts more than doubled to $7.6bn. Group travel jumped 66.5%, indicating resurgent interest from package tour operators, and the January-February period saw a 39% year-over-year increase in the number of tourists from the UK – another traditional source of arrivals.

“All visitors who experienced Egypt western desert have been impressed with stunning view of Sahara desert, golden sand dunes, campfire at night, local Egyptian and Bedouin food, swimming in hot spring, fun sand boarding etc. In the White desert, we can see fossil of seashell that prove the area was once be sea and watery area. With these amazing nature and different scenery of each area, plus professional desert tour service, we have welcomed several of repeated visitors,” said Loly.

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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