The number of international tourist arrivals to Egypt in July decreased 24.5% year on year, totaling 765,000, compared to 1 million arriving in July 2012, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
According the Agency’s monthly report on tourism released on Wednesday, the largest number of tourists came from Western Europe, followed by Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
The report showed that the total number of nights spent by tourists in Egypt decreased 40.1% year on year last July, totaling 6.8 million, compared to 11.4 million in 2012. Western Europeans spent the most amount of tourist nights in Egypt, followed by Eastern Europeans and Middle Easterners.
The report further pointed out that the number of tourists coming to Egypt from Arab countries decreased 58.6%, reaching 90,000m, compared to 218,000 in July 2012. The number of nights spent in Egypt by Arab tourists was recorded at 1.6, compared to 2.3 million during July 2012, representing a 50.2% decrease. The average individual rate for the number of nights spent totaled 8.7 per person last July, compared to 12.4 nights during the same month in 2012.
The report concluded that tourist sector has been among the worst hit by the country’s current political turmoil.
Translated from Al Borsa newspaper