Egypt beach webcams to entice tourists

2013-02-14 12:22

kalahari.com

Egypt's tourism minister plans to install webcams on popular beaches to prove their safety and hopefully reignite the country's tourism industry.

Wanderlust reports that Minister Hisham Zazou plans to combat the negative perception that has surrounded the country since the Arab Spring uprisings, arguing that the presence of webcams will entice potential tourists by showing the beaches as safe: "This will give more credibility... when [tourists] see it, they will come."

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the number of tourists visiting the country has dropped by as many as 2 million since 2010. This decrease is due to the violent uprisings associated with the Arab Spring, and continued revolts against the current political party, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.

Hisham Zazou is eager to convey that the violence associated with the uprisings was limited to the capital Cairo. According to Zazou this 'one square kilometer in downtown Cairo' should not deter potential visitors from the other established attractions the rest of the country has on offer.

Despite the minister for tourism's plans, the British Foreign Office warns against travel to some areas of Egypt citing a "threat from terrorism." 
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