The operating schedules for arrival flights at Hurghada International Airport in the Red Sea Governorate recorded, on Saturday, the highest arrival rate since about six months, by receiving 112 regular and charter flights from various European airports carrying about 17,000 European tourists.
The German tourist movement coming to Hurghada topped the list of European nationalities, while the tourist movement is witnessing a boom in occupancy in various hotels and tourist villages.
Tourism Minister, Ahmed Eissa, had inaugurated on Friday evening the first five-star tourist hotel for adults in Hurghada.
Egypt’s tourism industry has been recently getting back on its feet following the knock-on effect to the country’s economic sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back in April, the Hurghada International Airport saw the highest increase in the number of European flights since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine.
According to the announced operating schedules, the airport received 127 flights with an average of 20,000 European tourists spending their vacations in the tourist resorts of the Red Sea.
Under the title “Best places to go for fall: A dozen cool spots around the world,” the famous US website, CNN Travel, published a report in which it listed Egypt among the top 12 tourist destinations to travel to around the world in the fall 2022.
Moreover, Egypt ranked the second most popular foreign destination for Russian tourists in early August with 345,700 trips, and the UAE third with 345,400 trips.
In July, Travel Awaits, a website specializing in tourism and travel affairs, also published a report where Egypt was ranked ninth among 17 most popular tourist destinations for travelers around the world in 2023, according to travel reservations by international tour operators.
The website described the Egyptian tourist destination as one of the best tourist destinations for having prominent tourist attractions combining culture, history, distinguished geographical location, entertainment and various marine activities.