The number of incoming tourists to Egypt in May 2015 reached 894,600, compared to 768,200 in May 2014, indicating a 16.5 percent increase in the number of tourists over a the period of a year, a report by the Central Auditing Organization said on Sunday.
Eastern European tourists were the largest group of visitors in May 2015, at 43.9 percent of the total number of tourists, followed by Western European tourists at 30.7 percent, Middle Easterners at 13.4 percent and tourists from Africa, Asia and the US equaling 12 percent, according to the report.
The number of outgoing tourists in May 2015 equaled 888,100 people, compared to 776,500 in May 2014, at an increase of 14.4 percent.
The number of nights spent by outgoing tourists during the same period reached 8.6 million, compared to 7.3 million in 2014.
There were 153,700 Arab tourists in May 2015, compared to 124,900 during the same period in 2014, at an increase of 23.1 percent.
The number of nights spent by outgoing Arab tourists stood at 1.5 million in May 2015, compared to 1.4 million nights in May 2014, with an increase of 5.7 percent.
The average number of nights spent by outgoing tourists in Egypt during May 2015 was 9.7 nights, compared to 9.4 in May 2014.