The violence in the most populous Arab nation threatens to undercut one of Egypts 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.
Written by Associated Press | Cairo | Published: January 30, 2011 12:20:09 am