Economy of Egypt

Video Transcript

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"When I was in Egypt in 2011 and 2012, I did see occasionally a few tourists, although hardly anything. When I was back at the end of 2014, I saw maybe five tourists the entire time I was there and most of them were in Alexandria. The Egyptian economy is strongly based on tourism and there are no and there have been no tourists for a very long time. So that’s another thing. If you are going to a more touristy area, you can expect to be what Americans would consider harassed quite a lot and it can be annoying and aggravating so you have to prepare yourself for that."

In this video, a linguist discusses tourism in Egypt.