Thursday, June 22, 2006

Boom in US tourism to Egypt

"Americans continue to visit Egypt in numbers not seen since record-setting 2000, according to new statistics released by the Egyptian Tourism Authority. The trend continued in May 2006 when 18,935 Americans visited Egypt, a 16.3 percent increase over the same period in 2005.
Egypt has continued to experience double-digit growth, over 2005, from American tourists, the Egyptian Tourism Authority reported today. In 2006, 98,388 Americans have visited Egypt, an extraordinary increase of 20.9 percent over last year's 81,398 for the same period."
See the above page (bright yellow, be warned!) for the full story, which speculates that the Egypt-based exhibitions touring the States may be one reason why American interest in Egypt is currently high.
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