German holiday bookings in Marsa Alam jump 121% in September, Europeans account for lion’s share of August’s tourist arrivals
German tourists continued to increase their holiday bookings in Hurghada and Marsa Alam in September, according to figures released by tourism portal FVW. Hurghada saw an 86% increase in bookings, while Marsa Alam saw a leap of as much as 121% “as Germans booked more winter sun holidays on the Red Sea coast. Meanwhile, European tourists accounted for the largest demographic in August’s arrivals at 446,773 out of a total 819,619, Youm7 reports, citing CAPMAS statistics. Arab tourists comprised the second-highest number of arrivals during the month, followed by visitors from North and Latin America. This comes as a report from global travel patterns firm ForwardKeys issued on Wednesday indicated that Egypt and Tunisia are “leading the recovery” of African international flight arrivals as concern over security and health issues from 2014-2016 are beginning to wane.