Egypt’s tourist numbers drop 41.9 pct in July year-on-year

Tourism 29/08/2016 (Ahram Online – Egypt): Tourist numbers in Egypt have dropped by 41.9 percent in July compared with the same month last year, the state’s official statistics authority announced on Monday. About 529,000 tourists arrived in Egypt in July 2016 versus 912,000 in July 2015, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated. The decline was mostly attributed to the 60 percent drop in the Russian tourists visiting Egypt, according to CAPMAS. Russia was among several countries to suspend passenger flights to Egypt last year. The decision, which was prompted by security concerns, came after a Russian plane carrying 224 people crashed in Sinai after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh airport. All those on board were killed in the crash, which Islamist militants said they caused by planting a bomb on board…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/241916/Business/Economy/Egypts-tourist-numbers-drop–pct-in-July-yearonyea.aspx

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