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Number of tourists to Egypt decreases during May

Average length of stay has reached 9.7 nights by the end of May, compared with 10.5 nights in April

The number of tourists visiting Egypt decreased slightly in May 2015, recording 895,000 tourists compared with the 924,000 visiting the country by the end of April, shows a report.

According to the recent report issued by the Central Bank of Egypt, the biggest number of tourists came from Europe, registering 668,000 tourists by the end of May, reports Egypt-based Tahrir News.

The report adds that the average length of stay has reached 9.7 nights by the end of May, compared with 10.5 nights at the end of April.

Last month, a report by the Central Auditing Organisation said that the number of incoming tourists to Egypt in May 2015 reached 894,600, compared with 768,200 in May 2014, indicating a 16.5 percent increase in the number of tourists over the period of a year.

It is worth noting that the number of tourists visiting Egypt increased by 5.5 per cent from 2014 to 2015, recording 677,500 tourists this January compared with 642,200 tourists in the same period in 2014, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).