A study by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics published Monday revealed a 6.18 percent drop in hotel occupancy in the past two years, from 12 million guests in 2011 to 7.9 million in 2012.
The study attributed the decline to the political aftermath of the 25 January revolution.
According to the study, the number of hotels, tourist villages and floating hotels in 2012 amounted to 1,223 hotels, compared to 1,321 hotels in the previous year–a drop of 4.7 percent. The amount of rooms decreased from 140,000 in 2011 to 130,000 in 2012, a 1.7 percent shift.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm