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Egypt April-June tourist arrivals down by a third

Sep 14, 2011 2:38:59 PM - www.ft.lk

CAIRO (Reuters): The number of tourists visiting Egypt dropped by more than a third in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter last year as political instability continued to plague the sector, state-run statistics agency CAPMAS said on Monday.
A total of 2.2 million tourists visited Egypt from April to June compared to 3.5 million during the same period last year, CAPMAS said in a statement.

Tourism, a pillar of the economy, was hit hard by an uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11 that sent tourists packing. Tourism revenues in the financial year 2010-11 were $10.6 billion compared to $11.6 billion in 2009-10.

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