Tourists arrivals drop 10.5pct in November 2016: Egypt’s CAPMAS

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The total number of tourists visiting Egypt in November 2016 recorded 499,800 opposed to 558,600 a year earlier, making a 10.5 percent drop.

The monthly bulletin released by state’s statistics body CAPMAS showed that the number of tourists coming from Western Europe represented 32.9 percent of the total number. Germany topped the list of states sending tourists to Egypt with 45.6 percent.

Following Western Europe, the number of tourists arriving from Eastern Europe represented 23.1 percent, the bulletin stated, adding that Ukrainian tourists arriving to Egypt represented 62.7 percent.

The Middle East came at the third place with 22.7 percent of the total tourists number while the number of tourists arriving from Americas, Africa, East and South Asia, and Pacific Ocean states seized 21.3 percent of the total number in November 2016.

The bulletin stated that the number of departing tourists dropped in November 2016 to 505,800 from 673,200 in November 2015, making a 24.9 percent decline.

The total number of nights spent by departing tourists reached 3.3 million in November 2016 compared to 5 million a year earlier, registering a 33.5 percent decrease.

Western Europe seized the lion’s share of spent nights number with 40.2 percent while the Middle East got 28 percent of total spent nights number, the CAPMAS added.

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