Egypt banks on Pyramids to boost tourism

Initiatives launched to lure tourists back to its historic sites after revolution caused downturn in visitors.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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