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Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats

Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year.

Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
Camels used to give tourist rides are seen being fed out of dumpsters in the Old Market district on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
Shop owners sit outside waiting for customers in the Old Market district on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A worker is seen working at a new mosque under construction in the Old Market district on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
Shop onwers wait for customers inthe Old Market district on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A dancer performs amongst a crowd of tourists at a tourist amusement park on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A tourist poses for a photograph at a tourist amusement park on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A young boy guiding camel tours waits for tourists to finish a tea break on April 2, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A camel handler waiting for customers talks with a tour operator on April 2, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
Empty beach chairs are seen at a resort on April 2, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A large dinosaur replica is seen at a tourist amusement park on April 2, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
A pirate themed tourist boat is seen docked at a marina on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
Shop owners wait for customers in the Old Market district on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)
Tourism hit hard in Egyptian resorts after recent security threats
An empty swimming pool is seen at an abandoned resort on April 3, 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Prior to the Arab Spring in 2011 some 15million tourists would visit Egypt each year. The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks with flights from major UK carriers being suspended and foreign offices around the world warning citizens of the 'High threat from terrorism' Sharm El Sheikh is almost a ghost town, with many resorts being abandoned and business forced to close. (Getty Images)