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Push and pull on who will lead Egypt’s tourism ministry & revive the sector

Excerpt from Al-Monitor

Jul 12, 2012 8:09 am

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With conservatives coming into power and economy still in doldrums, tourism ministry needs to be shored up by a liberal leader to keep the Western tourists flowing in.

— Rafat Ali

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The chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Federation says the struggling tourism sector needs a diplomat, not a businessman, at the head of the Ministry of Tourism. Occupancy at Egypt’s resort destinations is at a fraction of its maximum, and workers are fleeing to other sectors.

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