Tourist arrivals to Egypt rise by 51% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier, Invest-Gate reports.
In March, tourist arrivals edged up by almost 49% to hit 654,9000, compared to 440,700 in the same month a year ago, data released by the state-run Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) show.
In a statement, CAPMAS says that the western European tourists have topped the list, rising by 31%, while Middle Eastern tourists have come in second at 24.6%, followed by Eastern Europeans at 21.6%.
Tourist arrivals from Arab countries totalled 197,900 in March 2017, an increase of 30.9% compared to 151,200 last year.