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Monday, 28 February 2011

Changes in Egypt have impact on tourism

Tourism makes up 11 per cent of Egypt's economy and provides one in every eight jobs. In 2010, 12.4 million people visited, injecting £7 billion into the economy. However, the recent riots and political instability has had an impact on the tourism industry in the country. Find out more here:

Since the uprising and revolution, many now fear that Islamist hardliners will change the face of tourism and force more western tourists away. Watch the BBC News report from January 2012 here

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