Ministry of Tourism (Egypt)

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Tourism
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Jurisdiction Egypt Egypt
Agency executive

The Ministry of Tourism of Egypt is part of the Cabinet of Egypt and is responsible for tourism in Egypt. On 23 March 2016, Mohamed Yehia Rashed was named Tourism Minister.[1]


Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Egypt's economy. More than 12.8 million tourists visited Egypt in 2008, providing revenues of nearly $11 billion. In 2009, the sector employed about 12 percent of Egypt's workforce.[2]

In 2016, the minister of tourism expressed his concern and optimism about tourists returning to Egypt despite the downing of a Russian flight in 2015. The minister has said "we are all in this together" referring to terrorism that hurts a country's tourism industry.[3][4][5]


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  1. ^ a b "Who's who: Meet Egypt's 10 new ministers in Sherif Ismail's cabinet". Ahram Online. 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Dziadosz, Alexander (20 October 2009). "Egypt tourism numbers to fall less than feared". Reuters Africa. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Georgy, Michael (10 September 2016). "Egypt has high hopes for tourism despite grim statistics, setbacks". Reuters. 
  4. ^ "Arabian Hotel Investment Conference". AHIC. 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Breaking Travel News interview: Mohamed Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, Republic of Egypt". Breaking Travel News. 6 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.