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Number of German tourists in Egypt exceed 2010 rates

According to Egypt's tourism ministry, there were more German tourists in the country in March and April than in the same time period in 2010

Dalia Farouk, Monday 20 May 2013
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Tourists take pictures at the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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The numbers of German tourists visiting Egypt in March and April of this year was higher than the same period in 2010, Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou stated on Monday.

A total of 226,000 German tourists visited the country in the last two months, a two percent rise on the figures for March and April 2010, which was considered a year of flourishing tourism, said the minister. In 2010, an estimated 14.7 million tourists visited Egypt, generating $12.5 billion in revenue.

The average length of tourist stays, however, grew to 1.5 million nights in March and 1.3 million nights in April of the current year, approximately 10 percent higher than the same period in 2010, Zaazou said.

Earlier this month, Zaazou said that Egypt had received roughly 2.86 million tourists during the first quarter of 2013, a 14.4 percent rise compared with the same period of last year.

This statement was criticised by some tourism expects, who argued that analysis of the number of tourists was not enough to generate a meaningful comparison between different time periods, as revenues must also be compared.

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optimistic
21-05-2013 11:18am
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Numbers are not worth much
Pure numbers of tourists don't tell the true story. I can believe that numbers are higher as trips to Egypt are sold at discount prices. What really counts are turnover per tourist, which lies surely below previous years.
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Jules
21-05-2013 08:03am
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where are they ?
My sister's family came for two weeks in Egypt. They found a handful of tourists at the pyramids & sphynx. Definitively no one tourist at Saqqarah. The Museum guides who weep not work. Empty hostels in Luxor. Want more testimonies?
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Sharif Shehata
20-05-2013 11:01pm
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The future is bright
Thank you Germany tourists so much for visiting my country and your support. I hope Egypt's Government to use the profit in right way and to build up the country from tourism. Egypt needs Hospitals,Schools,Homes,Solar Power,..etc. Egypt needs to have specific balance sheet ( Dr = Cr ) it means how much money comes in and how much goes out by doing that Egypt will never see corruption again. All we need to be honest and to do our jobs right. God save Egypt.
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