The recent suicide bombing in Egypt’s Sinai region will see tourism negatively affected. In the last 3 months, the country witnessed a 31% rise in tourists than the previous 2 quarters but all this could change.
The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has told tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack anyone who stays in the country after a deadline on Thursday. The Sinai-based group had claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian in Taba, on the borders with Israel, on Sunday.
Yasser Hakim takes a look at the effect of these militant warnings on tourism in Egypt.