In February 2015 Egypt earned on tourists $ 442 million
Revenues from tourism received by Egypt in February 2015, were $ 442 million, while the tourists start spending for the night in a hotel in an average for $ 2 less, reported on Monday by Daily News Egypt.
According to the Ministry of Tourism of the country, Egypt's tourism revenues in February totaled $ 442 million. At the same time the average cost decreased to $ 78.3 per night, while in the last quarter of last year there were $ 80.1.
In February, Egypt was visited by over 640 thousand tourists, which is by 3.8% more than in the same month a year earlier. Most tourists came from Western Europe, which is 40.4% of the total number of visitors, followed by Eastern Europe (32.4%), 13.4% of tourists came from the Middle East.
The number of tourists from Russia in the first quarter of 2015 decreased by 20%, which, as the newspaper notes, can create additional difficulties for the tourism sector in Egypt. Last year, the Russians made up about a third of total tourist flow into the country.
Total in 2015 Egypt expects to receive 12 million tourists.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.