Egypt continues to lose tourists – minus 50% for half a year

The flow of tourists in Egypt in the first half of this year fell by 50% compared to the same period of the year in 2015. In addition, the Egyptian edition of Ahram Online reported, citing the Secretary of state for tourism of Egypt, Mahmud Sami.

We will remind, the decline in the number of tourist.associated with the closure of a number of States, including Charter flights in this Arab country after the attacks, with a Russian plane

According to the words of Mahmoud Sami, for the first half of the current year, only 3 million tourists visited Egypt.

The Secretary of state added that the tourism revenues for the specified period decreased by 60% compared with the year 2015.

“For Egypt, all the major markets showed a significant decline. With the exception of the Ukraine, and China. To expand tourism from these countries increased by 30%”, – he added.

The officials also said that because of the failures of the country on the tourist market loses a month, more than 2 billion Egyptian pounds.

According to the forecasts, the revenue of Egypt, tourism in this year will amount to 4-4,5 billion $.

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