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Egypt tries to win back tourists after turmoil

Egypt's revolution has been a disaster for its tourist trade.

Some hotels say visitor figures are just 30% of last year's levels.

Given that the industry accounts for 11% of the country's GDP, the government is desperate to get holiday makers back.

But from the Pyramids to the beaches of Sinai, tourists continue to shun what was one of the world's favourite destinations.

So can tour operators and the people club together to set things straight?

Philip Hampsheir reports.

  • 09 Jun 2011
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