Egypt tourism revenue increases 17.6%

07 July 2010

Egypt's tourism minister has said that the country's revenues from tourism rose 17.6% to $5.58bn in the six months to end-June, Reuters has reported. The country aims to bring in $13bn in the full year 2010, Zoheir Garrana told the news service. Tourism revenue dropped about 2.1% in 2009 to $10.8bn from nearly $11bn in 2008. Tourism in Egypt accounts for 11% of gross domestic product according to the ministry.

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