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Egypt’s tourism officials insist popular sites are safe | The Seattle Times

Mon Apr 24 11:32:52 EDT 2017 | The Seattle Times
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Egypt’s tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were, and despite security concerns Egypt’s tourism minister insists the country’s popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are “safe” and “airports are secure”. Mohamed Yehia Rashed says Germany currently represents the largest visitor market to Egypt followed by Saudi Arabia. Chairman of Egypt’s Tourism Authority Hicham al-Demairi says around 5.3 million tourists visited Egypt in 2016..

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