Egypt launches online campaign on ancient sciences – Tourism – Egypt

The campaign was launched to introduce foreigners to the pioneering achievements of the ancient Egyptians in the fields of science and knowledge.

The timing of the campaign was set to coincide with Egypt’s celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the decipherment of the hieroglyphic language.

During the ceremony, ETPB executive chairman Amr El-Qadi said the campaign will feature a promotional film that sheds light on a number of inventions and contributions first brought about by the ancient Egyptians, which have helped humanity for more than To serve 7,000 years in many fields including surgical tools, prosthetics, astronomy, engineering and mathematics.

Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Issa said the tourism industry is one of the main pillars of the national economy and has a direct impact on boosting national income growth rates as it directly and indirectly contributes to the creation of job opportunities.

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Egypt aims to increase the number of foreign tourists by 25 to 30 percent annually, he added.

The ministry is developing a long-term tourism strategy to be launched in the first quarter of 2023 to attract more visitors and provide tourists with a varied experience.

Egypt’s Central Authority for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Tuesday that about 4.9 million tourists visited Egypt in the first half of 2022 (from January to June), an increase of 85.4 percent from the first Corresponds to half of 2021, when 2.6 million tourists arrived the country.

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In a statement released on World Tourism Day on Sept. 27, CAPMAS said eight million tourists visited Egypt in 2021, a 117.5 percent increase compared to 3.7 million tourists in 2020.

Eastern Europe led tourist exports to Egypt in 2021 at 50.6 percent, followed by the Middle East at 18.9 percent, Western Europe at 16.4 percent and Africa at 7.1 percent.

Around two million Arab tourists visited Egypt in 2021, up 114.9 percent from 900,000 tourists in 2020.

CAPMAS also revealed that the total number of overnight stays by tourists in Egypt reached 52.6 million in the first half of 2022, up 63.6 percent from 32.2 million nights in the first half of 2021.

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The total number of overnight stays by tourists in 2021 recorded 93.8 million, up 118.3 percent from 43 million overnight stays in 2020, the CAPMAS statement said.

The total number of overnight stays by Arab tourists in 2021 was 33.2 million, up 121.6 percent from 15 million in 2020.

CAPMAS added that the average number of nights spent by tourists during their visits to Egypt was 12.4 in 2021, compared to 11.4 nights in 2020.

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