"The discoveries come at a crucial time for Egypt"

May 24, 2017

 

International tourism contributes mightily to the global economy—in 2017, more than 1.5 billion people visited another country—but its effects can be quite fickle, as natural disasters and human conflict affect different regions of the world at different times. Hurricanes in the Caribbean, earthquakes in Italy and Southeast Asia, continued military conflict in the Middle East all contribute to tourists changing their plans and draining local economies of needed revenue. Egypt, which saw nearly 15 million international visitors in 2010 (contributing some $12.5 billion to the country's economy), has been buffeted by succeeding years of civil unrest, including terrorist attacks targeting tourists.  Authorities are hopeful that a recent spate of archaeological discoveries will help turn the tide. 

 

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Egypt sees recent archaeological findings as a blessing for a struggling economy 

By Sudarsan Raghavan 

May 14, 2017 

The Washington Post

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