Egypt reveals surge in hotel occupancy for African Cup of Nations

Egyptian cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia are witnessing a ‘big increase’ in hotel occupancies for the African football tournament

The St Regis hotel in Cairo
The St Regis hotel in Cairo

Egypt has reportedly witnessed a significant growth in hotel occupancy in four major cities as the country hosts the African Cup of Nations football tournament.

According to publication Daily News Egypt, a member of the Chamber of Tourism Waheed Assem said that hotel occupancy in Cairo had amounted to 35,000 rooms, with 4,000 in Alexandria and 3,000 hotels in Borg El Arab.

Assem added that the occupancy rate in hotels in Ismailia had reached 65%.

The Chamber of Tourism member attributed the hotel occupancy surge to the African Cup of Nations football tournament, which is being held in Egypt from Friday 21 June 2019 till Friday 19 July 2019.

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