​​​Egypt has always been known throughout its history as a destination for tourists and travelers since Herodotus’ visit in ancient history, as he was astonished by the vast difference between Egypt and his country. Egypt has remained likewise throughout its medieval and modern history. Yet, the discovery of the Pharaohs' monuments added a special charm to it, with its unique religious and cultural antiquities, in addition to its geographical position in the middle of the world and its mild climate during summer and winter, and its extended coastlines, so that Egypt has known an obvious diversity in its tourism product.

Despite the multiple types of tourism and Egypt's possession of the elements of many of them, cultural tourism remains the non-competitive type as it owns a third of the known monuments in the entire world.

In addition to cultural and archeological tourism, new tourist patterns have emerged, addressing wider segments of tourists worldwide, including leisure tourism, beach tourism, religious tourism, therapeutic tourism, eco-tourism, sports tourism, golf tourism, safari tourism, desert tourism and yacht tourism, besides the tourism of festivals, conferences and exhibitions.

Moreover, the "Diving Centers Tourism" represents today a very popular tourist activity. Sharm El-Sheikh city is one of the largest diving centers in the world and enjoys unique and varied natural and ecological potentials, making it one of the main centers of attraction for international and domestic tourism.

The "vacation home tourism" developed by Egypt also flourished. This new tourism trend allows non-Egyptians the right to own and use small units for residency in some new urban areas, as well as in the distinguished tourist areas in Sidi Abdel Rahman, Hurghada, Red Sea and Marsa Matruh.

​For more about tourism in Egypt:​​​

Egypt's State Information Service, kindly click here​.

Egypt's Tourism Authority, kindly click here​.