NUMBER OF TOURISTS VISITING EGYPT IN 2012 RISES BY 32%
According to the Egyptian Tourist Authority there has been a considerable rise in the number of tourists travelling to Egypt in the first quarter of 2012.
Tourist numbers in Egypt have increased by 32 percent compared to the first quarter in 2011, rising from 1,894,044 to 2,500,301 tourists in 2012.
The figures have shown Egypt’s gradual and continuous recovery in the tourism sector since the January 25 revolution in 2011 and the news has caught the attention of many investors. Particularly investors in the property sector who are looking to buy well-priced property before tourist numbers return to normal and property prices rise.
Egypt is known as a hub for the region’s most important historical and cultural events that attracts thousands of tourists every year. The news has proven Egypt is still one of the most popular destinations with tourists from around the world.
Figures in March have shown that 926,784 tourists visited Egypt, the highest amount of travellers the country has seen in a while. Emirati tourists arriving in Egypt has risen by 15.4 percent and Arab tourist visits has increased by an impressive 62.9 percent.
Chairman of the Egyptian Tourist Authority, Amr El Ezaby, commented about the recent findings, “These figures reflect the gradual and continuous improvement witnessed by the tourism sector in Egypt. Despite all the challenges Egypt has faced, it also achieved continuous growth month after month.”
The latest figures reported on AMEinfo.com have confirmed the positive growth trends in the number of tourists visiting Egypt. There is certainly a growing confidence in Egypt amongst investors who have witnessed the gradual recovery since the revolution hit last year.
Egypt’s Tourism Ministry promoted the country vigorously as a safe destination to visit and all the hard work has paid off with the latest figures showing tourists are once again choosing to holiday in Egypt.