Number of tourists visiting Egypt drops 27 percent in February 2014

The total number of tourist arrivals to Egypt dropped 27 percent in February 2014 compared to the same month last year, the Finance Ministry reported on Thursday.
The report indicated that a total of 617,000 tourists visited Egypt in February 2014, down from the 845,000 who visited the year before, adding that the number of tourists arrivals down 4.1 percent in February compared to January.
Tourism revenue also fell by 64.7 percent, equivalent to US$2 billion, to $0.9 billion during the period from July to September 2013 compared to the same period the previous year, the report added.
The figures follow difficult conditions for the Egyptian tourism sector in the aftermath of Egypt's June 30 uprising.
The year 2013 was worst for Egypt’s tourism,  Only 9.5 million tourists stayed in Egypt's hotels in 2013, versus 11.57 million in 2012, and 14.7 million in 2010, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in an official statement, issued today.
In 2012, Egypt witnessed a 17 percent increase in tourist numbers and a 13 percent rise in tourism revenues. But numbers fell off entirely between July and November 2013 after Western governments issued warnings against travel to most areas following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsy.

Related Articles

Back to top button