Unfortunately, he's kidding himself.
With this week's EgyptAir crash, Egypt's tourism economy just took another hit while it was already down. It will take several years before the country is back to its pre-2011 revolution tourism arrival numbers and on track to seeing long-term growth.
Egypt doesn't have what it takes — that being a decent government — to assure visitors that it can protect them on land or in the air.
Egypt isn't coming back anytime soon. Unlike Paris, Istanbul, Greece, or even Thailand, it's problems are deep and long-lasting.
Thomas Cook doesn't make decisions like this lightly. It's a clear sign of the brand's dropping confidence in Egypt's leadership and the country's safety for package tourists.
When terrible governments get put in charge of great tourist destinations bad things happen. See also: Thailand, Maldives, and others.
Visits to Egypt have plummeted because fewer and fewer tourists have faith in the government to keep people safe — no matter how cheap the vacations are.
Amid losing hundreds of millions of dollars, we've seen little effort from the Egyptian government to convince tourists that the country is safe and open for business.
There's a high cost to having a grossly incompetent and hopelessly corrupt government. This is a bandaid that won't make tourism any safer.