Young Egyptians have launched an "Egypt is Safe" campaign, students are cleaning up national monuments and drivers now take visitors around Cairo's Tahrir Square as an attraction, anything to get the tourists back.
Sites around the great pyramid at Giza, a Wonder of the Ancient World, the Sphinx and the cemetery at Sakkara have been nearly empty of tourists since a revolt started a month ago that ousted Hosni Mubarak, and now Egypt wants visitors to return.
"In terms of reviving tourism, the problem is currently Libya not us. The whole region is very hot right now," Karim Mohsen, managing director of Sylvia Tours Egypt, said, referring to an uprising against Muammar Gaddafi in the western neighbour.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The state of tourism following the crisis
Forex Yard (Shaimaa Fayed and Peter Millership)