Arab tourism to Egypt accounts for 36.3% of the country’s tourism industry, Invest-Gate reports.

Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed makes such remarks during the leading tourism exhibition in the Middle East Arab Travel Market (ATM), currently being held in Dubai. The minister says that the number of Arab tourists visiting Egypt in 2016 exceeded one third of the total number of foreign tourists.

During ATM, a number of Egyptian exhibitors, including EgyptAir, the Egyptian Tourism Federation, representatives from tourism companies in the Red Sea and Alexandria, as well as hotel and tourist agencies, showcased their offers.

Meanwhile, the number of tourists visiting Egypt during Q1 of 2017 increased by 51 % compared with the same period last year, according to official sources in the Tourism Ministry. The Egyptian government also aims to attract 12 million tourists by the end of 2017.