Middle East
Egypt banks on Pyramids to boost tourism
Initiatives launched to lure tourists back to its historic sites after revolution caused downturn in visitors.
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 11:45

Egypt is launching new initiatives to get international visitors back to its historic sites.

Tourism is the second most important industry for Egypt after agriculture - one in eight people make a living from it.

But the revolution in Egypt has caused a serious downturn in the number of foreign visitors. There is a new desire to involve surrounding communities in the country's iconic sites.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from the Pyramids at Giza.


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