Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tourism: Latest figures

"At least 9.082 million tourists visited Egypt in 2006, tourism minister Zoheir Garana announced Thursday, saying that the number was an increase of more than 400,000 visitors compared to the figures in 2005.
In 2005, 8.6 million tourists visited Egypt, which was a record according to the minister.
He recalled that over the past 10 years Egypt has received an average of 6.5 million tourists annually, but the 8.6 million was an upward trend from 2002.
Tourists visiting Egypt in 2006 came mainly from the United Kingdom (1.033 million), Russia (998,000), Germany (966,000), Italy (786,000), Libya (443,000), Saudi Arabia (388,000), France (372,000), Palestine (228,000), USA (228,100) and the Netherlands (210,500)."

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