Egypt's tourism revenues in 2014 rose to 7.5 billion dollars, tourism minister Hisham Zaazou said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Arab Tourism Day celebration in Hurghada.
Zaazou said that the country received nearly 10 million tourists in 2014.
Egypt received nearly 14.7 million tourists in 2014, the highest rate of tourist influx over the past five years, he said.
He praised support provided to Egypt by the Gulf countries, calling on Arab investors and businessmen for further cooperation.
The country's tourism sector, an important source of foreign currency, suffered a series of blows since the January 2011 revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak.
The number of tourists picked up dramatically last summer after several European countries lifted travel warnings against Egypt's popular Red Sea resorts.