Tourists return to Egypt, seek new historical sites

09/28/2011 | Hotel Interactive

Egypt's tourism industry is rebounding after the January uprising, buoyed by travelers wishing to see the sites of the historic event. The first half of this year saw 100,000 U.S. travelers entering Egypt despite travel advisories, said Mohamed Hegazy, a tourism attaché at the Egyptian Tourist Authority. "[It took] all the eyes to Egypt and Cairo as the capital to see the new version of Egypt that added to our civilization and history," Hegazy said.

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