Unrest rattles tourism

The military closed off access to the pyramids in Giza — with tanks and APCs sealing off the site.

Written by Associated Press | Cairo | Published:January 30, 2011 12:20 am

The violence in the most populous Arab nation threatens to undercut one of Egypt’s key sources of foreign revenue — tourism,which accounts for about 11 per cent of its GDP. The military closed off access to the pyramids in Giza — with tanks and APCs sealing off the site. The area is normally packed with tourists and is a main draw for those who come to Cairo. The move was likely to be seen as another worrying indicator in a nation that until so far been a pillar of stability in a trouble-prone region.

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