With tourists slow to return, Egypt’s resorts and ancient sites face tough winter

19 September 2020, 9:20 AM
At the Pyramids of Giza, just a handful of tourists walks among the ancient wonders. Twelve people showed up to admire Luxor’s towering colonnades the day it reopened this month. At Egypt’s Red Sea resorts, visitor numbers are well below previous years.
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