Egypt’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), a department within the cabinet, has announced that the country welcomed 1.35 million tourists in April 2023. Projections suggest that this number could reach 15 million tourists by the end of the year.
The Information Center, in an infographic published on its official Facebook page, revealed that Egypt aims to attract 30 million tourists by 2028. To achieve this ambitious goal, the country has been working in recent years to create an attractive environment for tourism investment. Recognized as one of the leading global tourist destinations, the country has prioritized improving the tourism sector’s infrastructure.
In addition, the information center highlighted the passing of Law No. 27 of 2023, establishing tourism chambers and organizing a federation for them. The law aims to enhance the role and strength of the private sector in Egypt’s tourism industry and enable larger representation through the federation and tourism chambers. This initiative is set to make the sector more effective and highly competent. In April 2023, Egypt successfully attracted 1.35 million tourists, with expectations to reach 15 million by year’s end.
The media center also shed light on a report by the World Economic Forum concerning mechanisms to combat the alarming rise in the use of deepfake technology in internet crimes. The report highlighted an increase in deepfake technology between 2019 and 2020, with online deepfake content rising by a staggering 900%.