Occupancy in Egypt’s Red Sea Hotels reaches 85% over Easter

The Egyptian tourism development authority has said occupancy rates in the country’s Red Sea and South Sinai hotels have exceeded 85% for the first time in more than a year, during the Easter holidays, Ahram has reported. “Some hotels even hung the ‘no vacancy’ sign for the first time in 14 months after a popular uprising led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011,” said Magdy Selim, head of the internal tourism division in the Tourism Development Authority. According to official data, the number of tourists visiting Egypt in the first quarter of 2012 fell to 2.34 million, a drop of 30% on the same period the previous year (3.1 million in 2011).

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