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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Cairo retains its spot as the 50th most visited city in 2018

Cairo retained its spot as the 50th most-visited city worldwide in 2018, according to a report by Euromonitor International . International arrivals to Egypt’s capital city rose to 4.9 mn in 2018 from 3 mn in 2016. Hong Kong topped the chart, followed by Bangkok, London, Singapore and Macau while Dubai came in 7th place, Bloomberg notes (watch, runtime: 1:00).

Sadly, however, the report says the Middle East and Africa region is “the biggest loser … with cities such as Jerba and Sousse in Tunisia, or Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt dropping out of the ranking in past years, mainly due to terrorist attacks and subsequent slumping” demand.

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