Monday, September 26, 2011

Tourism Minister Accuses Media For The Loss Of Tourism

Egyptian Tourism Minister Munir Fakhry Abdel Nour, the Egyptian hit the media for causing the recent loss of tourism.

He argued that negative media coverage has distorted the security situation in Egypt. He accused the media to scare the tourists.

"Stories about the road blocks that give a negative impression of Egypt and tend to show a state of chaos," he said Saturday.

The tourism industry fell by 35 percent since last year, according to the Central Authority for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Tourism in Egypt is in the middle of the 'environment of political uncertainty after the revolution of January 25, ousted former President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year.

Egypt is now trying to diversify its tourist market and to encourage tourists to return to their country.

Many countries have withdrawn their trip to Egypt from watch lists, but are tired of tourists visit the country.

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