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Egypt: Tourism in Turmoil: Introduction (01:18)


See an overview of why Egypt is a popular tourist destination. Tourism has steeply declined since the 2011 revolution.

Tourism: Blessing Or Curse? (06:56)

Tourists have been going to Egypt for centuries. Modern tourism began when Thomas Cook organized the first package tour in the 1800s. Cheap airfare and lodging caused mass tourism, which only elitists could afford.

Tourism: Who Benefits? (08:30)

Jessica Jacobs, a filmmaker states that tourists see Egypt as a homogeneous mass. There is a large secular population of Egyptians. She believes that the 2011 revolt showed these differences.

It's Murder On The Nile (04:45)

A typical cruise starts with a flight to Luxor International Airport. Less expensive cruise ships have problems like dirty linen, holes in the wall, and slippery kitchen floors. Lots of workers lost their jobs during the economic crash.

Crisis Equals Opportunity? (02:59)

Jessica Jacobs believes that the downturn and decline in visitors may be a good time for the government to reassess the kind of tourism it offers. Hehsam Gabr, Owner of the Camel Dive Club, says a balance between money and responsible tourists is needed for sustainability.

A Question of Identity (05:05)

The appeal of the ancient and exotic is still used today to market Egypt, even though the last British soldiers left in 1954. Most tourism in Egypt is now focused on the beaches. Since 2011, Tahrir Square has emerged as a tourist attraction.

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Egypt: Tourism in Turmoil

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This program examines how tourism has been vital to the Egyptian economy for decades. It considers how the revolution of 2011 and the political and social upheavals that followed have adversely affected tourism.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL128794

Copyright date: ©2014

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