Egypt Independent

194 thousand tourists visit Hurghada in October



Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism announced on Tuesday that resorts in Hurghada received around 194 thousands tourists from 27 countries in October.

According to Ministry of Tourism’s statistics, German tourists ranked first followed by Ukrainians, Czech and British.

The number of tourists arriving in Egypt rose 51 percent year-on-year in the first four months of 2017, with an expected “significant increase” starting this winter, chairman of the Tourism Promotion Authority Hisham El-Demery said in a press statement on Wednesday.

The latest promotional tourism campaign, which was launched in September in 2016 in 11 countries and is still ongoing, has extensively improved tourism, Demery said, adding that $19 million were spent on the campaign in 2016, while in 2017 $9 million have been spent so far.

Edited Translation from al-Masry al-Youm