Egypt's 2012 tourist numbers up 17%
- Egypt: Wednesday, January 23 - 2013 at 05:29
Egyptian tourism minister Hisham Zaazou has said the country has recorded a 17% increase in tourists in 2012 and a 13% increase in income generated, indicating a steady recovery in the vital industry, Reuters has reported. The minister only gave the percentage rises but said he was pleased with the numbers, which will provide some support for Egypt's economy. "We did better than anyone expected despite the problems we had," Zaazou told the news service. "We had an increase of 17% in numbers and a 13% increase in generated income compared to 2011."
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