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Egypt: Tourists hide out in resorts to fearing violence00:59

Egypt: Tourists hide out in resorts to fearing violence

Egypt, Hurghada
August 17, 2013 at 18:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Egypt: Tourists hide out in resorts to fearing violence

One of the newest tourist attractions of the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the Marina, was almost completely empty of tourists on Saturday as the waves of violence sweeping Egypt encouraged holidaymakers to remain in their hotels or cancel flights to the Red Sea town. Bars and restaurants on the marina lay empty early Saturday evening, with owners waiting in the hope that custom picks up as the night wears on. In the early evening hours, the popular shopping area of El Mamsha Road - usually crowded with bargain-hunting holidaymakers - stood deserted, despite vendors offering special deals to boost trade.

This past week has been especially hard for Hurghada's tourist business, with many visitors preferring to keep to their hotels to avoid the possibility of violence. The town has been the scene of recent violent clashes.

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Egypt: Tourists hide out in resorts to fearing violence

One of the newest tourist attractions of the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the Marina, was almost completely empty of tourists on Saturday as the waves of violence sweeping Egypt encouraged holidaymakers to remain in their hotels or cancel flights to the Red Sea town. Bars and restaurants on the marina lay empty early Saturday evening, with owners waiting in the hope that custom picks up as the night wears on. In the early evening hours, the popular shopping area of El Mamsha Road - usually crowded with bargain-hunting holidaymakers - stood deserted, despite vendors offering special deals to boost trade.

This past week has been especially hard for Hurghada's tourist business, with many visitors preferring to keep to their hotels to avoid the possibility of violence. The town has been the scene of recent violent clashes.