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CAIRO - 25 August 2017: The number of tourists visiting Egypt in July 2017 reached 781,200, compared to 529,200 in July 2016, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics report.
July’s numbers exceed that of June 2017, when 533,000 tourists visited Egypt.
CAPMAS has further published in its August bulletin that the number of nights spent in Egypt by tourists increased in July, compared to July 2016. In all, 7.74 million nights were spent in Egypt by tourists in July 2017, compared to 2.6 million in July 2016
Remarkably, the percentage increased on a monthly basis. In April 2017 it reached 45.2 percent compared to 37.8 percent in March 2017. The bulletin showed that the occupancy rate of floating hotels for the number of rooms was 25 percent in April 2017, compared to 11.6 percent for the same month last year or 2016.
Egypt’s tourism industry has had a difficult time lately due to ongoing political unrest and the downing of a Russian passenger plane in 2015 –which investigators attributed to terrorism – which deterred many people from visiting the north African nation.
That hasn’t stopped other nationalities from flocking to the country. This year Egypt witnessed a 51 percent increase of international tourist arrivals and is on course to welcome nearly 8 million holidaymakers in 2017. Although that’s still well below the 14 million who visited in 2010.