Egypt's tourism industry and the Arab Spring

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    Abstract

    Tourism is an uncertain industry and in many cases it has been exposed as the giant with feet of clay that it really is, as its evolution remains very sensitive to sudden/violent changes in the tourism environment. Changes in the macro and/or micro environment in the form of political instability, revolution and terrorism can greatly dictate the future of tourist destinations and their viability. Egypt has a long history of turmoil and it has experienced political change through all of the above elements that had a profound effect on the country, its people and its very resilient tourism industry. The recent Arab Spring and a chain of ensuing events and continuous crisis are testing Egyptian tourism’s bounce-back ability to its limits
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTourism and Political Change
    EditorsRichard Butler, Wantanee Suntikul
    Place of PublicationWoodeaton, Oxford
    Edition2nd
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2017

    Keywords

    • tourism
    • change
    • political instability

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    Tomazos, K. (2017). Egypt's tourism industry and the Arab Spring. In R. Butler, & W. Suntikul (Eds.), Tourism and Political Change (2nd ed.).