Visitor numbers are already down at the Sinai escape for booze, dancing, and bikinis, and trepidation about the transition to a new government will keep them there for this season at least.
In the future, Sharm el-Sheikh may very well be called Egypt’s Last Bastion of Fun. The fate of Sharm hangs in the balance in the run-off election that will be held in mid-June, with Egyptians choosing their first president since former leader Hosni Mubarak was ejected in the wake of the Arab Spring.
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