Egypt military on mission to safe countries tourism safety reputation

Egyptians authorities are going all out to secure their tourism reputation. Egypt's security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and  Greater Cairo area hours after a roadside bomb targeted a tourist bus in the capital, killing three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide.

Egypt military on mission to safe countries tourism safety reputation
Egyptians authorities are going all out to secure their tourism reputation.
Egypt’s security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and  Greater Cairo area hours after a roadside bomb targeted a tourist bus in the capital, killing three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide.
In a Saturday statement, the Interior Ministry said 10 of the militants were killed when the forces stormed their hideout in El Arish, a coastal city in the turbulent north of Sinai.
Another 14 were killed in the Cairo suburb of October 6 and 16 more in a housing project on a highway heading west from the Egyptian capital.
The militants were preparing for attacks on government and tourism facilities, army and police personnel as well as churches, it said.
The area of attack, Marioutiyah, near the famed Giza Pyramids, has seen a series of attacks over the past two years, mostly targeting the police, the report added.

Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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