Tourists Accidentally Killed By Security Forces In Egypt

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    I've transited Egypt many times, largely motivated by the great premium cabin fares available from Cairo. It's a great place to overnight, especially as I love staying at Le Meridien Cairo Airport, which is among my favorite airport hotels. But even more than that, I've enjoyed being able to visit some of the sites near Cairo, including the Pyramids of Giza. Egypt is a beautiful country with great people, and it's a bit surreal to see how much tourism has suffered in Egypt post-revolution. You used to have to line up in the morning to even get a ticket to be able to enter the Pyramids of Giza park, while now you'll more or less be the only person there. It's surreal. Egypt is trying to double their number of tourists by 2020, which is a lofty goal, given the state of their tourism industry. I suspect that might be set back even further, as news has just broken that 12 people were mistakenly killed by security forces in Egypt, including tourists from Mexico. Via BBC: The post Tourists Accidentally Killed By Security Forces In Egypt appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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