Egyptian tourism fell nearly half in early 2011

Dalia Farouq, Tuesday 10 May 2011

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


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.


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