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Egypt sets out US$20b tourism growth plan

More than 14.7m tourists visited Egypt in 2010, dropping to 9.8m in 2011. They rose the following year to 11.5m but shrank back to about 10m last year. The country's new tourism minister sees numbers growing by 15% this year.

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EGYPT hopes to generate US$20 billion in revenue from tourism by 2020 by attracting 20 million visitors, new tourism minister Khaled Ramy said on Sunday at an international investment conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

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