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Arab nations eye China for tourism revival

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 05:50

The number of Chinese visitors to Egypt more than doubled from 60,000 in 2014 to 135,000 in 2015 despite a series of security blows to the Arab country's key tourism sector, because Cairo began to allow charter flights from the Asian country, Egypt's tourism minister said.


ARAB nations are looking to Chinese visitors to revive their tourism sectors, battered by security fears, and also need to develop homegrown tourism as a lifeline, ministers from the region say.

Bookings to nations in North Africa and the Middle East, which had been

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