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Monday, 31 October 2016

Egypt in the news: Egyptian tourism “in limbo” on one-year anniversary of Metrojet crash

Other than pickups of the Associated Press’ piece on the scrapping of former corruption watchdog Hesham Genena’s interview with Mehwar and some lingering coverage of the sugar crisis (cf: Washington Post), international media coverage of Egypt today is focused squarely on the one-year anniversary of the Metrojet crash.

Egypt’s tourism sector is “in limbo” a year after the Russian Metrojet plane crash in Sinai, Haitham El-Tabei writes for AFP. “There are no foreign tourists … Spending by Egyptian tourists does not cover our daily expenses,” one Khan El Khalili shopkeeper told El-Tabei. Over in the UK, the Independent notes “Sharm el Sheikh: still off the airline map,” while popular Instagram blogger Alyssa Ramos is getting traction for her “I Traveled Solo to Egypt, and Yes it was Safe.”

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