Egypt tourism struggles under revolution

Tour guides make a plea for tourists to return to Egypt.

February 16, 2011 10:38


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Proud of their new found freedoms - but recently out of work - Egypt's tour guides are making a plea to the world's travelers.

Tourism makes up a significant portion of the country's economy, with the services sector accounting for nearly 50 percent of GDP.

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But since the recent uprising, the industry has been struggling.

So guides of all nationalities say they are determined to get the industry booming once again.

Industry experts say they hope the upcoming Easter holiday will usher in more visitors.

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