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Dramatic fall in Egyptian tourism


Dramatic fall in Egyptian tourism


Revenues from Egypt’s vital tourism sector plunged last year because of the unrest that led President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

Tourism Minister Mounir Abdel-Nour said the number of tourists to Egypt dropped by over a third to less than 10 million and revenue was down by almost 30 percent.

The shortfall has led to a budget deficit and forced Cairo to ask the International Monetary Fund for loans.

It has asked for a $3.2 billion support package and an IMF delegation has been visiting Cairo.

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