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A tourist walks past sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 10, 2015. As visitors stranded after the crash of a Russian airliner stream home from Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh is scrambling to keep its lucrative tourism sector alive. (Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)
A tourist walks past sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 10, 2015. As visitors stranded after the crash of a Russian airliner stream home from Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh is scrambling to keep its lucrative tourism sector alive. (Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tourism in Egypt has slowed since the Russian Metrojet crash in the Sinai Peninsula last month, which killed all 224 people on board and may have been caused by a bomb. The United Kingdom has banned flights to Sharm el-Sheikh and Russia has banned all flights to Egypt.

Tourism is an important industry in Egypt, and the plane crash and reaction to it are taking an economic toll on the country. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Arafa Omran, an Egyptologist and tour guide in Cairo.

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  • Arafa Omran, tour guide and Egyptologist based in Cairo.

This segment aired on November 13, 2015.

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