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Egypt's tourism industry and the Arab Spring

Tomazos, Konstantinos (2017) Egypt's tourism industry and the Arab Spring. In: Tourism and Political Change. Goodfellow, Woodeaton, Oxford. ISBN 9781910158814

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    Tourism is an uncertain industry and in many cases it has been exposed as the giant with feet of clay that it really is, as its evolution remains very sensitive to sudden/violent changes in the tourism environment. Changes in the macro and/or micro environment in the form of political instability, revolution and terrorism can greatly dictate the future of tourist destinations and their viability. Egypt has a long history of turmoil and it has experienced political change through all of the above elements that had a profound effect on the country, its people and its very resilient tourism industry. The recent Arab Spring and a chain of ensuing events and continuous crisis are testing Egyptian tourism’s bounce-back ability to its limits