Egypt tourist numbers jump 70 percent in third quarter despite Sinai insurgency

December 2, 2014 5:22 PM

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Egypt tourist numbers jump 70 percent in third quarter despite Sinai insurgency

CAIRO (Reuters) - A total of 2.77 million tourists visited Egypt in the third quarter of 2013, official figures show, a jump of 70 percent compared to the same period last year despite an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai.

The figure brought the total number of visitors this year to 7.27 million up to the third quarter, welcome news in an industry hammered by three years of political turmoil.

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