Tourists in Hurghada - CC via Wikimedia Commons Tourists in Hurghada - CC via Wikimedia Commons

Egypt's Red Sea boasts thousands of tourists in July

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018
CAIRO - 15 August 2018: The Red Sea governorate witnessed an unprecedented tourism boom in July, with the number of tourists exceeding 500,000 in a month, a level it has not reached in years.

Official statistics issued by the Red Sea governorate showed that the number of tourists who visited the cities of the Red Sea in July reached 505,710 tourists, an increase of more than 130,000 tourists compared to June.

This number includes 125,141 tourists from Germany, 106,731 from Egypt, 36,000 from the Czech Republic, 24,000 from Poland, 24,000 from Britain, 17,000 from Ukraine, 16,500 from the Netherlands, 13,000 from Austria, 12,800 from Belgium, 12,000 from Slovakia, 11,000 from Belarus, 10,700 from Italy, 8,700 from France, and 8,000 from Switzerland.

Hotel occupancy in the Red Sea also increased in July to 74 percent up from 63 percent in June. It came as follows: 73.72 percent in Hurghada, 77.98 percent in Safaga, 60.56 percent in El Qoseir, and 73.63 percent in Marsa Alam.

British Thomas Cook, a tourism and aviation company, said that British tourism to Egypt has been seeing a massive boost thanks to the renewed faith in the country’s political security and stability since the beginning of this year.

Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat said earlier that the number of tourists visiting Egypt jumped by 30 percent during the first quarter of 2018 compared to last year. Tourism revenues also achieved an 83.3 percent surge in the first quarter of 2018.
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