As Egypt begins its long and difficult transition to democracy, it is also faced with the challenge of rebuilding its economy. Tourism revenues, a vital resource for millions of Egyptians, have fallen by 30 percent.
Tourism, a vital source of income for Egypt, has struggled to recover. Figures from the country’s tourism ministry indicate that revenues dropped by one-third in 2011 and prospects for 2012 do not look much better.
Tourism has become a sensitive subject for the Muslim Brotherhood, who have promised to bring international travellers back, but have remained tight lipped about subjects such as beach attire and the sale of alcohol in public venues.
Date created : 2012-02-10