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CAIRO – 12 June 2017: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a report in 2017 containing statistics on tourism. The report mentioned that 5.5 million tourists from Europe and the Middle East visited Egypt in 2016.
Tourists from Western Europe constituted 32.7 percent of the total number, while Middle Easterners represented 29.3 percent, Eastern Europeans made up 15.2 percent, and Africans’ share was 9.2 percent.
Tourists from North America and East Asia were 4.6 percent and 4.4 percent respectively. The share of Latin American tourists (0.6 percent) and South Asians (3.8 percent) were very minimal.
The number of tourists from North America, Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia increased in 2016 compared to 2015. On the other hand, tourists from Europe decreased dramatically in 2016 compared to 2015.
Eastern European tourists’ share fell from 37.7 percent in 2015 to 15.2 percent in 2016 of total tourists’ number. The decline in Western European tourists’ share fell much less from 35.4 percent in 2015 to 32.4 percent in 2016.