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Australian Tourism to Egypt Drops by 85 Percent Since 2011 Revolution

Australian Tourism to Egypt Drops by 85 Percent Since 2011 Revolution

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The number of Australians travelling to Egypt for tourism dropped by 85 percent in 2015 and 2016 compared to years prior to the January 25 revolution in 2011.

Prior to 2011, an average of 110,000 Australians per year would visit Egypt for tourism, said an Egyptian official. Since then, the average number of tourists dropped dramatically, with just 16,000 visiting the country in 2015.

Last month, official statistics showed that the number of tourists from across the world arriving in Egypt has continued to drop. Official statistics show that the number of tourists who entered Egypt in April declined by 54 percent compared to the same month last year.

Though the years since the revolution have seen some recovery, recent incidents such as the Russian airplane crash, the EgyptAir hijacking and other tragedies have severely imapcted Egypt’s ailing tourism industry.

The tourism industry in Egypt employs millions of Egyptians and is an integral source of income for Egypt’s economy, accounting for 11.3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

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