Hotel occupancy rates soar over Eid break
Hotel occupancy rates in Ain Sokhna, Marsa Matrouh, the North Coast, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, and Hurghada soared over the Eid break, Al Shorouk reports, citing data from the Tourism Ministry. According to the ministry, most hotels in Ain Sokhna, Marsa Matrouh, and the North Coast filled 100% of their rooms. Hotels in Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, and Hurghada reported occupancy rates of 90%, while hotels in Greater Cairo were 98% booked over the holiday, mostly by Arab tourists, industry sources tell the newspaper. Meanwhile, Luxor and Aswan lagged behind, where hotels’ occupancy rates hovered at 15-20% over the holiday.