The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) which is in charge to promote tourism in the country is aiming to reach a goal of 20 million guests yearly to the 2020. The main source of the growth for the tourism sector is fellow Arabic countries and the internal tourism. The strategy has proven to be successful during the Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr seasons. Hurghada and Sharm-el-Sheikh hotels were filled 90-100% while the overall part of the international visitors was only 50 to 60%.
17 Egypt buses were stopped from operation and their owners penalized for three months as a punishment for violation of road safety rules during current inspection made by Tourism Ministry. According to Hisham Zaazou, minister of tourism, they were not properly registered according to law.