A total of 363,500 tourists visited Egypt from around the world in January 2016, a registered decrease of 46.3%, according to a press release by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) Wednesday.
“This decline is due to the decline of Russian tourists [visiting Egypt],” CAPMAS stated. Western Europe recorded from its data a total of decline of 35.2% among tourists in January 2016, including Germany with a decline of 41.2% and Middle Eastern countries with a decline of 28.6 %.
A total 414,100 departing tourists were recorded in January 2016, a decrease of 44.1%, and departing tourists in total spent 2.6m nights in Egypt, a decrease by 62.5% from the previous year. “This is because to the 99.0% decline of tourist nights of Russians,” CAPMAS stated.
Western Europe registered the largest share of nights with 39.2%, from which Germany registered the number of tourist nights at 44.2% from the total number of night, followed by Middle East with 33.3%. Saudi Arabia was the largest country regarding the number of tourist nights in Egypt with 35.1% from the total number of nights for the Middle East.
Eastern Europe follows with a large share of 9.3%, from which Ukraine was the largest country regarding the number of tourist nights in Egypt with 58.8% from the total number of nights of Eastern Europe.
A total of 123,700 tourists from Arab countries visited Egypt in January 2016 compared to 128,800 thousand tourists in 2015, a decrease of 4.0% and 34.0% of the total tourists. A total of 989,800 thousand nights tourists from Arab countries spent in Egypt during January 2016 compared to 1.6m nights in the same month in 2015, a decrease of 37.1 % and 38.6% nights in total.
The average period of departing tourists’ stay was 6.2 nights in January 2016 compared to 9.2 nights in the same month in 2015.