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Daily News Egypt: Cairo maintains 5th place as top tourist destination in Middle East and Africa

Cairo registered a 1.5% growth rate in the number of international overnight visitors in 2015/2016, says MasterCard Global Destinations Cities index.
16.10.16 | Interesting article at Daily News Egypt

Cairo maintained its rank among the top five tourist destinations in the Middle East and Africa region for the fifth consecutive year in terms of international overnight visitors, according to the 2016 MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index.

The index noted that Cairo registered a growth rate of 1.5% in the number of international overnight visitors in 2015/2016 to be ranked fifth among the top 10 destination cities in the Middle East and Africa.

The amount spent by overnight visitors in Cairo stood at $1.1bn in 2016, exceeding the faster growing markets like Cape Town, which recorded a 6.2% growth in overnight visitors and $1bn in spending, and Casablanca, which registered a 14.5% growth in overnight visitors and $0.6bn in spending, according to the index.