Egypt Pyramid re-opens

2012-10-15 15:36
The Egyptian Pyramid of Chefren has been reopened after being closed to visitors for over a decade. The reopening of the Pyramid is meant to serve as a way to entice back to the country.

Wanderlust Magazine reported that the Antiquities Minister, Muhammad Ibrahim, wants to encourage tourists back to Egypt after the dramatic fall in number post-revolution last year.  He further stressed that Egypt is a safe country for tourists.

The British Foreign  and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently warns visitors to Cairo to exercise caution and avoid any demonstrations.

In early September, tour operators reported an increase in bookings to Egypt, but numbers are still not back to pre-revolution levels.

David Symes, director of marketing for On the Go Tours said: “Egypt enquiries and bookings have significantly increased in the last few months and there has been a flurry of activity since the end of the Olympics. We anticipate that both bookings and enquiries will now steadily increase and are expecting 2013 to be a bumper year for Egypt.”

The Pyramid of Chefren is the second largest at Giza and houses the tomb of Pharaoh Khafre. Visitors will be able to see six tombs in total, which have all been fully restored.

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