Egypt saw 30.7% drop in December tourist numbers

February 13, 2014 12:06 pm

According to data by Egypt’s state statistical agency, CAPMAS, the number of tourists who visited the country in December 2013 dropped 30.7% year-on-year to 678,000, Ahram has reported. The total of 5.1 million nights in December 2013 was also a significant drop of 63.1% from 13.9 million in December 2012. Until December, Egypt had about 9.4 million tourists generating around $6bn for the year, compared with 11.5 million tourists in 2012 worth about $10bn.