What to know about the latest tourism numbers
More than 1,400 international tourists visited Egypt’s southern port of Alexandria last year, the second-highest figure in more than a decade.
That’s up from the same period in 2014, when the figure was 1,069.
Egypt is Egypt’s largest tourism market, accounting for almost a third of total international visitors.
But tourism is also a growing problem in other parts of the Middle East and North Africa.
Last year, tourism to Tunisia was down 7 percent, according to figures from the tourism ministry.
In the first seven months of this year, Tunisia’s tourism ministry said it was planning to cut more than 1 million square meters of tourism revenue, including hotels, shops, restaurants, hotels, ferries, and tourism facilities.
It said the measures were meant to improve the country’s overall economic competitiveness.
“We are taking action to ensure the protection of tourism facilities, increase revenue, and preserve the integrity of the market,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The government has already allocated more than 6.6 million euros ($7.3 million) to help with the reduction of tourism-related losses,” it said.
Tunisia, which has been a focus of Western tourism since the 2011 uprising, is a popular destination for tourists due to its location on the Mediterranean Sea, a popular holiday destination for many Middle Eastern and African nations.
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in a report released last week said Egypt’s tourism sector is struggling to compete with the tourism sector in other Arab states and elsewhere in the world.
“Egypt is one of the world’s most important tourist destinations and one of its main sources of income,” the IFRC said in the report, which cited figures from an international study.
“Tourism is a major source of income for the Egyptian economy and it is the primary driver of growth.
Egypt has one of Asia’s most dynamic tourism sectors and a number of countries including the United States, Canada, Spain, and Japan are considering setting up their own tourism initiatives.”
But Egypt is not yet able to compete in the global tourism market.