Egypt’s momentous popular uprising, the January 25 Revolution, was played out on the world’s 24-hour news channels and through twitter and Facebook. Although tourism in Cairo and the Nile Valley slumped, the Red Sea resorts were little affected and some airlines’ flights to Sharm El Sheikh were never cancelled. Apart from the inevitable inconvenience, tourists were unaffected by the social upheaval and none came to any harm. Egypt’s businesses, however – especially its nascent green tourism sector – now need all the support they can get. While the country’s iconic ancient sites are still mostly empty, 2011 is a good time to visit.

Links we like

Egyptian Museum, Cairo Official visitor info and examples of items from the collection. The site may have moved.

Egyptian Tourist Office Impressive site with plenty to keep you busy, from magazine-style articles to language tips.

LookLex: Egypt Accessible travel guide to Egypt’s attractions, written by a Norwergian enthusiast.

Travellers in Egypt Fascinating articles on Egyptology and the history of Egyptian travel and exploration.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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