Monday, 13 May 2013

Egypt tourism still struggling despite upswing: Industry insiders - Economy - Business - Ahram Online

Egypt tourism still struggling despite upswing: Industry insiders - Economy - Business - Ahram Online: Tourism to more 'cultural' destinations in Upper Egypt, however, has failed to pick up in the same manner.

Luxor, for example, the Upper Egyptian governorate famous for its ancient Egyptian heritage sights, has seen average hotel occupancy rates of only 20 percent, according to El-Zayat. Tourism activity in Aswan to the south, he added, was even weaker.

Only 30 out of approximately 280 floating hotels operating between Luxor and Aswan were currently active, El-Zayat elaborated.

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1 comment:

Rita Murray said...

I was in Luxor in Feb/March of this year and its very sad to see how few tourists nboth on the boat and the hotel, but it was only when I went to the temples outside of Luxor you see how bad the situation is , 10 of us including 3 guides at Denderah Temple, but I felt very safe and would recommend Luxor to any one and I hope to go back in Nov