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Egypt may see no drop in tourism in 2009, says official

24 November 2009

The tourism industry in Egypt is beginning to turn around after a slow beginning this year, and the country is close to seeing no drop in tourism compared to a year ago, said Hisham Zaazou, senior assistant to the Minister of Tourism. Revenues and the number of visitors from last year are expected to be the same this year, as the effect of the crisis appears to be less severe than expected, he was quoted as saying by Daily News Egypt. Currently, the Egyptian tourism industry is 4-5% below last year's revenues, he said. 'We started the year with a negative growth, but the negative growth is going down," Zaazou added.

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