Egypt saw five million tourists in Q1, a 23% rise
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Egypt saw five million tourists in Q1, a 23% rise

Egypt saw five million tourists in Q1, a 23% rise

The Egyptian government has said the number of tourists visiting the country in the first half of 2012 grew by 23% to 5.08 million, Ahram has reported. In the second quarter of 2012 alone, 2.7 million tourists visited the country, up 17% over the previous quarter, despite it being a low season. Egypt saw around 10.2 million tourists in 2011, 32% less than the year before. Tourism revenue plunged 30% to $9bn, against $12.5bn in 2010.

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