Revolution hits Egypt tourism

Economy takes a knock as the number of visitors to the country is almost halved.

    The recent uprising in Egypt brought political changes to the country, but it has also scared the tourists away.

    In February, there were just over 200,000 foreign visitors, while the year before the number was 1.1 million.

    With this loss, many businesses are now struggling to cope. And even the finance minister admits that when the tourist industry is hit, the entire economy takes a knock.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Giza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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