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Egypt’s tourism figures fall dramatically

Egypt's CAPMAS statistics agency has said the number of tourists who visited the country in April fell 35.7% from a year earlier, and the number of nights they spent fell even more, Reuters has reported. Only 800,000 tourists visited Egypt in April, down from 1.24 billion in April 2010, while the total number of nights they spent dropped 44.7% to 6.7 million. The biggest decline was in tourists arriving from Eastern Europe, whose numbers declined 58.2%.