Despite the turbulence that Egypt has suffered with political and social unrest, we have managed to come out victorious with a place on Bloomberg’s hottest travel spots, alongside other stunning destinations in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Bloomberg has just released its hottest travel spots for 2017 with Egypt making the ambitious list as a destination “that will be especially hot this year." Egypt has been featured alongside the rare leopards haven that is Sri Lanka, the pristine icy peatland that is Finland, and the naturalist paradise that is Madagascar. The country has also been described as a place endeavouring to rid itself from social and political unrest, and a place where the locals are willing to open up about their culture, lives, ambitions, and fears.
Last November, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) estimated the number of tourists who visited Egypt during the month at 499,800 – a 10.5 per cent decrease from November 2015. Continuous political uncertainty and the threat of terrorism have created turbulence for the tourism industry, with Egypt’s iconic heritage sights suffering the most.
According to Bloomberg, the best time to travel to Egypt is in the high season of March where temperatures vary between 20 and 25 degrees. Apparently, Egypt's dry desert climate is undesirable in August… Go figure!