4.8 M tourists visit Egypt in first half of 2015
Tourists Arrive in Egypt - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A total of 4.8 million tourists visited  Egypt in the first half of 2015, an 8.2 percent increase over the corresponding period in 2014, which welcomed 4.4 million, according to a report released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

Tourism, Egypt’s second most important source of national income after the Suez Canal, provides direct and indirect employment to up to 12.6 percent of the country’s workforce.

Tourism revenues jumped to almost $4 billion from $1.9 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year 2014/2015, the central bank announced in May.

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