Call for an instant quote
0845 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
16 September 2011 11:57
Tourist arrivals in Egypt fell by 35.4% in the second quarter
Egypt's economy suffered a major blow as the vital tourism industry witnessed a fall in number of visitors to the country up to the end of June.
The number of tourists visiting Egypt during the second quarter of this year was down to 2.2 million compared to the 3.5 million during the same period in 2010.
According to the official MENA news agency, tourism in the country has been negatively affected by the recent political upheaval causing the arrival of tourists to fall by 35.4% in the second quarter.
The country, which is famous for its heritage sites and pristine beach resorts, has been struggling to revive tourism, as the industry is a key money earner and source of foreign currency for Egypt.
MENA said: "The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics attributed the decline to the current developments in Egypt after the January 25 revolution."
The revolution, which ousted president Hosni Mubarak, has caused Egypt to lose £13.5 billion (2.27 billion dollars) in tourism revenues in the three months since the uprising.
Tourists planning to go on a holiday to Egypt may find it useful to have an adequate
travel insurance to be covered for any eventualities.
Around 15 million tourists visited the county last year.
The great summer getaway has begun, with more than two million Britons expected to head off on holidays abroad this weekend.
Music therapy could be the most effective way of helping people with Alzheimer's disease or other kinds of dementia to manage...
New figures have underlined the folly of not taking out travel insurance, by showing that roughly 4,000 Britons who become sick...
A 'radical' shake-up of how cancer is diagnosed and treated could save 30,000 lives a year, NHS England claims.
African-American Alzheimer's disease sufferers may need different treatments from European-originated white Americans, new research...
It has now been three months since savers were given the freedom to spend the money in their pension pots how they want.
Millions of Britons have turned their backs on traditional package holidays and high street travel agents and now organise their...
Older women risk not noticing breast cancer due to a lack of knowledge about symptoms, experts warn.
A new drug mix could soften up cancers for a final chemotherapy-induced knock-out blow, while lessening the chance of side-effects,...
Breast cancer outlooks could be improved by having a widely available female hormone added to treatments, research suggests.
Pregnant women regularly drink alcohol across Ireland and the UK, according to major new research.
Many people with dementia are being failed, the results of a new survey of family doctors suggest.