Luxor sights empty as Egypt turmoil continues | News | Al Jazeera

Luxor sights empty as Egypt turmoil continues

Tens of thousands of people who make a living from tourism struggle to make ends meet as visitors stay away.

    The instability in Egypt is having a devastating effect on the country’s tourism industry.

    The government says more than $1bn in tourism revenue has been lost since the mass demonstrations in July after which the military seized power. Visitor numbers have since fallen by an estimated 80 percent.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Luxor.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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