Egyptian tourism struggles to revive

Feb 20, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Buffalo News

Tow tourist guides ride their camels at the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday Feb.

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Gordon Davies

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Wendy 123,So glad you enjoyed your stay in El Gouna and it is good to hear you intend to go back soon.It is really wonderful to read a positive review for a change.Perhaps you will think of staying in Luxor or Aswan next time.

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Gordon Davies wrote:
Wendy 123,So glad you enjoyed your stay in El Gouna and it is good to hear you intend to go back soon.It is really wonderful to read a positive review for a change.Perhaps you will think of staying in Luxor or Aswan next time.
Thank you Gordon!I am excited to go back...there is much to see. It was unlike any other vacation I have ever taken. Have you been to Egypt?
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Wendy 123 many thanks for your reply.Yes I have been to Egypt many times and spend the winter months there.Usually I go for either 2 months or 3 months and this year it is 2 months from December 12th to February 6th.Unfortunately what has gone on in Luxor, which is where I stay,over the last 5 years has saddened me much because at least 70%of the old Luxor has been demolished indiscriminately.If you want evidence of this fact please read an article called The Rape of Luxor which you can easily find by typing that title on your computer and also an article called Egypts plans for Luxor/Vegas on the Nile.For me it is very sad because over those 5 years many people lost homes and businesses and now there is a lack of tourists it is even more difficult for the Luxor people to exist.Anyway I envy your enthusiasm to go back and may you enjoy every visit you make.I also hope your comments make more people decide to visit Egypt as tourists are badly needed.All the best.

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Dago from Chester wrote:
Wendy 123 many thanks for your reply.Yes I have been to Egypt many times and spend the winter months there.Usually I go for either 2 months or 3 months and this year it is 2 months from December 12th to February 6th.Unfortunately what has gone on in Luxor, which is where I stay,over the last 5 years has saddened me much because at least 70%of the old Luxor has been demolished indiscriminately.If you want evidence of this fact please read an article called The Rape of Luxor which you can easily find by typing that title on your computer and also an article called Egypts plans for Luxor/Vegas on the Nile.For me it is very sad because over those 5 years many people lost homes and businesses and now there is a lack of tourists it is even more difficult for the Luxor people to exist.Anyway I envy your enthusiasm to go back and may you enjoy every visit you make.I also hope your comments make more people decide to visit Egypt as tourists are badly needed.All the best.
Thank you again! Egypt is beautiful and the people were very nice to me. I would like to ask you a question, but I don't want to post it here. Do you have an email I could send it to?
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I Took My First Trip To Luxor With My Family ( Wife, Son And Daughter Of 15 Years Of Age )It Was Just After The Revolution. What A Fantastic Place, We Loved The People, The Culture And The History. Im Not A People Person But I Felt More Safe There Than I Do My Own Village. We Have Booked To Go Again Next Year. Our Guide Was Informative, Friendly And Still Keeps In Touch With Us. The Hotel Staff Could Not Do Enough For Us And We Felt Completely Safe. I Recomend It To Anyone.
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Thank you very much Captain Gordon for a very positive review and so glad you and the family enjoyed your holiday.It is also good news to read that you have already booked to go again next year.
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I have been to Luxor 6 times in the last 2 years on my own and intend to go back as soon as I can. I have found the majority of people to be extremely kind and very welcoming. It is sad to see negative comments because the people in Luxor depend on tourism for their living. I have to say I don't venture into Luxor city on my own for no other reason than I have a poor sense of direction and would probably get lost. I know many people don't like to be hassled but I have found that if you are firm in replying no thank you and walk away most people will accept it. Of course there are exceptions but at the end of the day these people do not have welfare benefits and are just trying to earn a crust for their families. To anyone uncertain about going I say 'go and enjoy what Luxor has to offer'. They need tourists.
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After a couple of months I decided to check this Topix site and was disappointed to not find any news from Funny Girl as to whether she did in fact get to Luxor or any part of Egypt.I myself was in Luxor in December and was due to stay 2 months but because of painful trapped nerve was forced to come back after 16 days.In that time I asked over 20 people if they felt unsafe and only one couple said they felt unsafe.I certainly never felt different than any other visit and was still walking the back streets.So to anyone thinking of going then please do so as they are desperate for tourists.
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War gerade 5 Wochen in Ägypten, alles i O, bis auf das es dort keine Rules mehr gibt, das muss schnell geändert werden, jeder macht was er will.
So.....stellt sich der Ägypter Demokratie vor.
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Bitte schnell die Polizei zurück auf die Strasse

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