Hurghada, Cairo among world's 100 most visited cities in 2018

MENA , Monday 9 Dec 2019

Hurghada (Reuters)

Egypt's Hurghada and Cairo were placed among the world's 100 most visited tourist cities in 2018, according to a report published by the London-based Euromonitor International firm.

The report is based on a study that included more than 400 tourist destinations in the world in terms of international visitors last year.

Tourism Minister Rania El-Mashat credited the selection of Hurghada and Cairo to the implementation of the structural reform programme of the tourism sector.

Cairo and Hurghada were ranked 42nd and 82nd, respectively, in Euromonitor International’s annual report on the world’s 100 most visited cities.

According to Euromonitor International figures, arrivals in Cairo rose by 31.1 percent in 2018, while the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada welcomed 46.8 percent more people last year than the year before, making it the world's fastest growing destination. 

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