Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Skip Cairo, Says Egyptian Government

Travelers Today       By    Ellen Miller

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 09:16 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

Sphinx at Giza
Sphinx at Giza(Photo : Flickr)

Egypt's tourism industry has been suffering ever since the rebellion that resulted in a massive upheaval of the government. The newest move, however, might surprise even those who have not been brave enough to explore the country in the meantime. Egyptians hoped for change with the Arab Spring uprising, but that change has been a long time coming and even now, three years later, there are still clashes between different forces. Much of the violence has centered around Cairo, the seat of the Egyptian government, and as a result many tourists have sheid away from visiting a country rich in history and artifacts. 

Share This Story

The violence should not keep tourists away, and Egypt itself is addressing that concept in their latest marketing campaign. In a bid to recover tourists, the country is touting its magnificence--sans Cairo. Tourism decreased 90 percent last year from 2012 in Egypt, so the country's attempts to recover tourism revenues are essential for the economy. However, it is almost inconceivable to imagine a trip to Egypt without visiting important sights such as the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where mummies of previous pharoahs are housed along with other famous artifacts. The sight tourists would be most likely to miss when skipping Cairo, though, are the famous pyramids at Giza.

Giza is only a short bus or car trip outside the city of Cairo, where most tourists stay while visiting. There are three massive pyramids there, along with the famous sphinx sand sculpture that has stood guard over the pyramids for thousands of years. In order to recover the tourists, though, the government is distancing that famous sight, in close proximity to recent violence, from the other hundreds, if not thousands of historically significant sights in the country, such as the Valley of the Kings or the temples in Aswan and Luxor. Egyptian officials point out that tourists fear that violence is happening across the country; this is not the case. Most of the violence is centered around Cairo, so those who have a fascination with Egyptian history can still safely visit many areas of the country.

 

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Lake Tahoe, NV, Sand Harbor (2) 9-2010

5 Ways to Have a More Active Vacation

For those of us who like to live an active lifestyle here are some tips for staying active while you're on vacation where it can be very difficult.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Car

Canada Hit-And-Run Attack Perpetrator 'Radicalized?' Authorities Cite Similar Case Last Year As Basis

The Canada hit-and-run attack suspect, who was killed by the authorities after a long chase, is now believed to have been "radicalized" because of the on-going terrorism in the country.

Eric Matthew Frein

Pennsylvania Man Hunt: Schools Close As Man Hunt Drags On, Eric Frein Spotted In Close Proximity To Schools, Children Unsafe With Man Hunt Ongoing?

Pennsylvania man hunt of Eric Frein has dragged on to its’ second month. Frein is wanted for the murder of a state trooper, Cpl. Bryon Dickson, last Sept. 12. Named as “extremely dangerous” by Pennsylvania authorities, Frein has already been added to FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

ISIS Militants In Syria

Denver Girls ISIS: FBI Reviewing Evidence Against Three Girls Believed To Be Heading To Syria To Join Islamic State Militants: Report

Denver Girls ISIS - At least three girls from Denver have been denied their right to travel after authorities found out that they were heading to Syria via Turkey. The FBI is looking into evidence that could prove the girls' intention of joining the Islamic State militants.

Caribbean Princess, Dublin Port

Ebola-Risk Hospital Worker Boards Caribbean Cruise Ship; U.S. Officials To Limit Their Public Appearances

An Ebola-risk health care worker boarding a cruise ship is being isolated despite not showing any signs and symptoms of the deadly disease while U.S. officials asked the health workers exposed to the Ebola infected patients to limit public appearances.

Defective Takata airbags prompted the recall of about 247,000 Toyota model vehicles.

Takata Airbag Recall 2014: Toyota Withdraw Models For Defective Inflators

Takata airbag defect prompts the recall of several Toyota Motor Corp models in the United States on Monday.

Vials

Cure For Ebola Found: Canada To Ship 800 Vials of Experimental Vaccine, China Claims To Have Found Cure

Cure for Ebola found – Canada is reported to send out 800 vials of an experimental drug set out to cure the Ebola outbreak. The cure for Ebola found is an experimental drug named VSV-EBOV. All 800 vials had been tested on primates and showed positive results.

California Drought Map

California Drought Map Reveals 58% Of State Suffers Deficiency Of Water Supply Amid Imminent Winter Season

California's drought map still shows an alarming phenomenon at the Golden State wherein 58% of the area is suffering from deficiency of water supply, be it atmospheric, surface or ground water.

Daniela Poggiali

Nurse Kills 38 Patients Because She Got Annoyed; Co-Workers Say Italian Nurse Daniela Poggiali Is 'Cynical And Vindictive'

Nurse Kills 38 Patients - Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali is one healthcare professional you should be wary of if ever you get confined in a hospital in Italy. For one thing, she is notorious for killing up to 38 patients after she got completely annoyed of them or of their families.

Cattle Return From Alpine Summer Grazing

World's Tallest Cattle Found In Illinois, How Tall Is Blosom The Cow?

World’s tallest cattle is found in Illinois. Owned by Patty Hanson, Blosom the cow has been named Guinness World Records’ tallest cow. How big and tall exactly is Blosom?

Grizzly Bear

Man, 56, Attacked By Bear Shot Accidentally By Hunting Partner Who Tried To Save Him From The Beast

A man attacked by bear was shot by his friend while the latter was attempting to spare him from the brutal attack of the beast.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics