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Cameron Visits Egypt as Tourism Recovers and Egypt Holidays are Safe Again

  • 24-Feb-11 12:45
  • Egypt
  • Breaking Travel News

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, was one of the first political leaders to visit Egypt following the recent demonstrations and fall of the Mubarak regime, indicating that the tourism sector is recovering and Egypt holidays were once again safe.

Cameron Visits Egypt as Tourism Recovers and Egypt Holidays are Safe Again

The arrival of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in Egypt earlier this week indicates that the country’s tourism sector is on the road to recovery after the recent violent demonstrations seen throughout the country.

On 11th February 2011 President Hosni Mubarak stepped down following eighteen days of violent protests and demonstrations throughout the country’s cities as hundreds of thousands of residents demanded an end to his rule.

Since the protests began, travellers were forced to postpone or cancel their Egypt holidays when most of the country came to a standstill as protestors took to the streets in their crowds.

Many Egypt hotels in the main cities were affected by the riots as tourists who were already in the country were forced to stay within the hotels and new travellers were unable to take their holidays to Egypt as the British Foreign Office issued advice not to travel and flight curfews were enforced.

The army is currently in control of the country since Mubarak stepped down and the tourism industry is beginning its road to recovery as officials reassure travellers that it is now safe to take Egypt holidays.

Cameron, who had had been planning a trip to the Gulf region for some time, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to go and talk to those currently running Egypt to make sure this really is a genuine transition from military rule to civilian rule and see what friendly countries like Britain and others in Europe can do to help.

“I am particularly keen about being able to get to Egypt and to be one of the first people there.”

During his trip, the Prime Minister met with the head of the Egyptian armed forces supreme council, Defence Minister Mohamed Tantawi.

Egypt resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh and Luxor are returning to normality and tourist attractions are once again reopening to the public, following closure for security reasons.

The street protests and upheaval are said to have cost the country’s tourism industry £500 million and it may take some time before international tourists book their holidays to Egypt major cities with the British Foreign Office continuing to advise against “all but essential” travel Cairo, Alexandra and Suez.

Egypt Air is expected to be among the biggest losers after hundreds of flights were cancelled and curfews and flights restrictions were enforced throughout the 18-day protests.

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