In this Thursday, April 9, 2015 file photo, tourists ride camels at the historical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
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Egypt will attract about 20 percent more visitors this year compared with 2014, the tourism minister said Monday, as the holiday sector recovers after four years of political upheaval, violence and street protests.About 2.15 million tourists visited the country in the first quarter, up 6.9 percent from a year ago, Khaled Ramy said. The number of forward bookings for this summer and winter are 15-20 percent higher than a year ago and visitor numbers in the first two weeks of April rose 19 percent year-on-year, he said.
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