Last Update 15:57
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Egyptian tourism fell nearly half in early 2011

New report shows 45 per cent year-on-year decline in tourist visits

Dalia Farouq, Tuesday 10 May 2011
Tourists
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1703
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1703

Egypt tourist numbers fell by 45.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same January-March period last year, according to a report from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.

"The important events Egypt recently witnessed have considerably affected the tourism sector," says the report.
 
The fall in tourist numbers includes a significant dip in the Arab market. 
 
Some 296,068 Arab tourists visited Egypt in the first quarter of 2011, 40.8 per cent in less than in the same period last year.

 

Search Keywords:
Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.