Number of tourists visiting Egypt declines 45pct in 2016

The number of tourists visiting Egypt dropped by 45 percent in 2016 to 5.1 million compared to 9.3 million during 2015, an official source at Egyptian Tourism Ministry stated Saturday.

Speaking to Amwal Al Gahd, the source said that Egypt’s tourism revenues during 2016 did not exceed US$2.5 billion versus US$6.1 billion in 2015, declining by more than 50 percent.

According to the statistics released by Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA), Egypt’s tourism sector attained revenues estimated at US$2 billion in January-October 2016 while the total number of tourists recorded 4.3 million at the same period.

The following table shows the number of tourists who visited Egypt and revenues volume for each month since the beginning of 2016 until October:

Revenues in USD

Number of tourists

Month

186 million

363,000

January

133 million

346,000

February

180 million

440,000

March

176 million

425,000

April

177 million

431,000

May

127 million

328,000

June

210 million

529,000

July

280 million

503,000

August

237 million

473,000

September

294 million

500,000

October

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