Egypt reopens pyramids

Egypt reopens pyramids after three week closure

Egypt’s most popular tourist attractions, including the pyramids and the antiquities museum have reopened after being closed off to tourists during its recent political turmoil.

Following the departure of President Hosni Mubarak, the new military rulers first call of action was to return people to work as well as allow visitors access to the pyramids for the first time in up to three weeks, Reuters reported.

The country’s most lucrative sector was affected during the political unrest, with governments around the world issuing warnings for the general public to avoid travelling to the region.

The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) assured agents and travellers last week at AIME that conflict had subsided and that that the country was quickly returning to normal.

“The country has gone through many tough times, and we have always pulled through and proved our capabilities to recover as a top tourist destination for travellers,” ETA tourism counsellor Ibrahim Khalil.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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