Tourism takes a nose dive

Tourism takes a nose dive

dont worry they have a plan.

Recent reports from top Egyptian officials suggest that tourism to the area have dropped by almost 30% in Janurary, and suggest that this trend may continue if not taken care of. Samy Mahmoud, whom is the head of the international tourism department said rates had really declined from Russia, Israel, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

 

While may are weary of recent events in Egypt over the past year, and security concerns become a major issue Egyptian officials are already looking ahead to restore the tourism trade. Some of the plans include shows and performances through out the country. Be it in local squares, churches or performance centers. The aim is to reassure those visiting that Egypt can and will continue to promote a peaceful, and kind atmosphere.

 

Tourism is a fickle business in any situation. Unrest, natural disasters, lack of anything new or iconic- all these things can play a big part in a nations appeal to the greater community. Time will only tell however how many places deal with their own failing numbers- Egypt however is a treasure to humanity as a whole given it's history. While the immediate economic impacts may sting, It's my opinion that it would never be truly lasting simply because it is Egypt, an iconic wonder of our past. That is where they find a lucky break, I think that as long as the pyramids stand and the Sphinx gazes to the horizon people will flock to behold the ancient wonders.