Germans main tourist group to Hurghada in February

The Red Sea Chamber of Tourist Companies revealed on Wednesday that tourist arrivals to Hurghada reached 174,000 from 27 different countries in February.

According to the Chamber’s statistics, the number of tourist arrivals increased by 20,000 compared to January. German guests ranked first at 94,000 visitors, accounting for 70 percent of the total number of tourists in February.

British tourists ranked second, reaching 20,000 in February, representing an increase of 5,000 people compared to January.

British global travel company Thomas Cook increased flights to Hurghada and Marsa Alam to 98 monthly charter flights with an average of 90 flights to Hurghada and 8 flights to Marsa Alam.

The company will organize an additional 10 flights to Hurghada in the summer of 2019.

Meanwhile, member of the Steering Committee of the Chamber of Tourism Companies Ihab Shokry said that Egypt will participate in the Berlin Tourism Exchange on Wednesday with 80 Egyptian hotels and tourist companies in the Red Sea, South Sinai and Luxor expected to attend. More than 10,000 expiators and 120,000 professionals from 187 countries will participate in Berlin Tourism Exchange on area of 160,000 square meters.

Egypt has been struggling to revive its tourism sector since a Russian passenger plane crashed in late 2015 over the Sinai, killing everyone onboard. The Islamic State-affiliated Sinai Province group took responsibility for downing the aircraft.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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