“I’ve spent three weeks in July in Cairo, Alexandria and Dahab, one of the very few tourists in Egypt these days. According to the New York Times tourism – previously 10% of Egypt’s GDP – has plunged by 40%. That seems to be an underestimation judging by the deserted tourist areas, especially at the pyramids and in Dahab.
For what it’s worth, everything functions just as it used to as a tourist, so have no hesitation about booking a trip to Egypt. But tourist promotion is not the purpose of this column.”