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Egypt hopes Israeli tourists will make up losses from Ukraine war

At a time when Egypt’s tourism sector has suffered a setback due to the war in Ukraine, the first direct flight from Israel is set to land in Sharm el-Sheikh this month, which may boost the number of Israeli tourists in the Egyptian coastal resorts in the Sinai Peninsula.
A picture taken on Sept. 29, 2021, shows Russian tourists in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Egypt is currently looking for alternative tourist markets as part of a government plan to increase the number of tourists in a bid to save the vital sector that has been affected by Russia's war on Ukraine.

The war halted the flow of tourists from the two countries, which makes up a third of the total number of tourists in Egypt annually, pointing to a real crisis in the tourism sector.

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