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Surge in Egypt tourism with frequent UK visitors: Report

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The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics show a 35% rise in British tourists visiting Egypt in February 2018

The report released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said the British ranked sixth in the category of tourists visiting Egypt.

According to the report, as of January, the total number of tourists who visited Egypt was calculated to 712,342. In February, the statistics revealed the total number of tourists was 730,000. By comparison to the same month last year, there was a 35% rise in British tourists.

British ambassador John Cassin said in the beginning of 2018, international travel services company Thomas Cook declared the start of direct flights from from the East Midlands Airport to Egypt, according to Al Bawaba.

Atef Abdul Latif, Chairman of the ‘Travelers’ Tourism Association and a member of the Marsa Alam and South Sinai Investors Associations, said in a statement there are hopeful signs the rate of British tourists will accelerate. This could even strengthen ties between the two in areas of tourism, trade and industry.

According to the CAPMAS report, the Eastern European countries were ranked second growing to 183,465 with 55.5% increase.

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