Tourism in Egypt dropped 28 per cent from January to July 2011 according to the latest figures from the Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA).

In the wake of the revolution that ousted President Mubarak in February, and of other disturbances in the Arab world, there has been a sharp fall in the numbers of Arab visitors in particular.

According to the head of international tourism section at the ETA, Arab visitors fell by 18.6 per cent between January and July compared with the previous year, with visitors from Kuwait dropping by 52 per cent, those from Saudi Arabia by 48 per cent and from Jordan by 17 per cent.

The ETA says that numbers of