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Hotel Occupancy Increased in Egypt's Red Sea Resorts Of Sharm el-Sheikh And Hurghada During First Six Months Of 2021, Says Tourism Official

Published on Jul 8 2021 8:34 AM in Hotel tagged: Egypt / Red Sea resorts / Red Sea / Sharm el-Sheikh / Hurghada

Hotel Occupancy Increased in Egypt's Red Sea Resorts Of Sharm el-Sheikh And Hurghada During First Six Months Of 2021, Says Tourism Official

Hotel occupancy increased to 35%-40% in Egypt's Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada during the first six months of the year from 20%-23% a year earlier, a tourism official has said.

Cairo Occupancy

In the capital, Cairo, hotel occupancy rose to approximately 45%, from 27% in the first half of 2020, the official told Reuters.

An Important Source Of Foreign Revenue

Tourism is an important source of foreign revenue and contributes up to 15% of Egypt's gross domestic product but was brought to a near standstill by the coronavirus pandemic.

Raised Occupancy Limit

The government had placed a 50% occupancy limit on hotels, restaurants and cultural values to counter the spread of COVID-19, but announced earlier this week that it will raise the limit to 70%.

News by Reuters, edited by Hospitality Ireland. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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