Egypt has been in the headlines quite a lot lately, but that still doesn’t mean that all of the country is unsafe to visit.
Tourism has always been one of the Egypt’s biggest economic industries, but since the revolution began in early 2010, the industry has suffered — and so has the country’s bottom line.
Recently, Peter Greenberg and his team traveled to Egypt to experience first-hand how the nation has been affected by the drastic drop in income. Cruises haven’t left the docks in months, the once-crowded pyramids are almost empty, and hotels are, on average, at half occupancy.
Translation? This is the perfect time to travel to Egypt.
Peter Greenberg travel correspondent Alyssa Caverley reports on how the country is coping and how the few Americans who have made the journey feel about their stay.