Nearly two years after the uprising which overthrew Egyptian President Mubarak, a new battle has emerged over the country’s multi-million dollar tourism industry.
Egypt used to depend on tourists for around ten per cent of its income, but the unrest has led to thousands of trips being cancelled and a sharp drop in new bookings.
Fouad Hady reports on the impact for the thousands of people dependent on tourism, and he finds a new challenge from some of the hardline Islamists now in power.
They want to see men and women segregated on the beach, and even want the pyramids covered up as they’re deemed offensive.
With so much of Egypt’s way of life at stake, how will the country turn the tourism tide?
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On air: 23rd October 2012