7.5m tourists visited Egypt in 2017

24 Dec 2017

The number of tourists that visited Egypt from the start of 2017 until November registered 7.5 million, marking a 54.7% increase compared to the same period in 2016, according to data released by the Egyptian government.

Tourist arrivals are on an increasing trend, yet the number is still well below the peak of 14.5 million tourists in 2010. Inbound tourism dropped to 5.3 million tourists in 2016 from around 9.3 million tourists in 2015, following the Russian Metrojet crash in October 2015 and the travel ban subsequently imposed by both Russia and the United Kingdom.

According to the data, tourist arrivals in November 2017 registered 778,000, rising from 499,000 in November 2016. The number of Arab tourists increased by 24% in the same period to register 140,000, while African tourist arrivals increased by 51%.


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