Egyptian Tourism Plummets

December 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM 2 comments

Not surprising but devastating to Egyptians (and their families) who work in the tourism industry:

Egypt image via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)


Tourist Arrivals Drop 69.7% in September

The latest tourism report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) showed that the rates of tourists visiting Egypt declined by 69.7% in September.

The statistical report indicated that the total number of tourists totalled 301,150, with the main drop attributed to the decline in the percentage of Europeans tourists visiting Egypt. The number of European tourists decreased from 421,539 in August, comprising 74.7% of the total number tourists, to 159,752 in September, which is only 53%.

The number of Arab tourists also dropped from 101,925 to 99,294 from August to September, while American tourists decreased  from 17,887 to 12,031 during the same period.

In September 2012, the total number of tourists in Egypt reached 975,259.


Per Wikipedia: Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Egypt’s economy. More than 12.8 million tourists visited Egypt in 2008, providing revenues of nearly $11 billion. The sector employs about 12% of Egypt’s workforce.”


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim Truett  |  December 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    I should tell you about our trip to the Pyramids in 2011 ~ a policeman in a nice white uniform and carrying a machine gun asked me if I’d like him to take my photo with my wife. “Sure,” I said, handing him my camera. He took a really nice photo, them wanted $100 to give me my camera back. I didn’t have it, so he took my wallet instead. Great trip.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  December 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Oh my God! Corruption much? Yeah, wonderful memories huh?

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