From The Report: Egypt 2016
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While Egypt has faced several challenges in recent years, tourism remains one of its leading foreign currency exchange providers and the sector is a key contributor to both GDP and job creation. This breadth in the tourism offering has helped the country develop into one of the most prominent destinations in the region, which is no small feat when one considers the competition. The Egyptian tourism sector has performed well over the long term, and recent declines in terms of numbers employed and share of GDP are not characteristic of the sector’s performance. Tourism still contributes greatly to the economy and it has considerable potential. However, it may take time to win back some potential visitors, as many international tourists will want to see a period of stability before committing to a trip to Egypt.