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Egypt's tourist numbers up 20% in March

Number of tourists visiting Egypt up 20% in March compared to same month last year, says official statistics agency

Ahram Online, Tuesday 14 May 2013
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Tourists walk along the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut (Photo: Reuters)
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Some 1.1 million tourists visited Egypt in March 2013, a 20.5 percent increase on March of last year, government statistics agency CAPMAS reported on Tuesday.

However, figures are still lower than the March 2010 level of 1.3 million tourists.

Tourists came mainly from Western Europe, followed by Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Tourists spent a total of 11.9 million nights in the country in March, 17 percent more than in March of last year.

The number of tourists from Arab countries increased by 3.8 percent to 180,000.

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