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Egypt, Turkey consider coordination to boost tourism

Tourism in both Egypt and Turkey has plummetted due to the Russian war on Ukraine.
Ukrainian tourists wait to check in for their flight at Sharm el-Sheikh airport, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015.

In the wake of the stagnation that hit the vital tourism sector in Egypt since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine Feb. 24, Egypt is contemplating new ways to attract foreign tourists, including Russians, as both Russia and Ukraine are among its most profitable markets.

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has halted the flow of tourists from the two countries, which bodes ill for the tourism sector since Russian and Ukrainian tourists account for roughly a third of the annual number of incoming tourists to Egypt.

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