Forget any of us – 2019 is going to be Egypt's year! Once a staple bucket list destination for every A-lister, Egypt is finally making its way back onto the travel map.
From National Geographic to Lonely Planet and even Vogue, Egypt has made a massive comeback as it takes its rightful place on several international 'best destinations of 2019' lists. With some focusing on Egypt's rich history and recent archaeological discoveries, and others highlighting specific cities like Cairo or the serene Nile Delta, every outlook was optimistic and even nostalgic – reminiscent of Egypt's golden age of tourism.
So, which lists did Om el Donya grace for 2019?
CNN TRAVEL: 19 Places to Visit in 2019
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER: Top Holiday Destinations 2019
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Best Trips to Take in 2019
TRAVEL AND LEISURE: 50 Best Places to Travel in 2019
LONELY PLANET: Best Value Destinations 2019
FODOR'S TRAVEL: Fodor's Go List 2019
"One of the world’s most fascinating civilizations is back on the tourism radar and ready for prime time once again."
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER: Best Places to go in 2019
THE INDEPENDENT: Best 10 Cities to Visit in 2019
VOGUE: Where to Travel in 2019
VANCOUVER SUN: 2019 Travel Wish List
BLOOMBERG: Best New Luxury Cruises 2019
This past year saw Egypt take giant steps in its push to regain its powerful position on the global tourism map, from its representation at the World Travel Market to Orascom announcing its upcoming eco-friendly revamp of the pyramids experience – including washrooms, wifi, and better training for on-site staff. For those who think they've already been there and done that, there are plenty of incredible destinations that you won't believe exist in Egypt – and 2019 is your year to get out there and explore them all.