HERE’S WHAT ISLAM DID: To A Formerly Booming Vacation Spot

Published on November 30, 2015

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This is what happens to a formerly booming city when Islamic terrorism takes its toll.

It’s faced bombings and political turmoil over the past decade – and last month’s plane crash has left Egypt’s tourism industry in chaos.

Some 15million visitors a year were heading to the country up until the 2011 Arab Spring, but that had dropped to just 9million in 2014.

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And this eye-opening collection of photographs reveals an abandoned landscape of deserted beaches, unfinished hotels and a country in crisis.

Married photographers Andrea and Magda have documented the Sinai region including resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh and Nuweibaa.

They spent nine months touring the area after finding more and more of the places they had previously visited were closing down.

The suspected bombing of a Russian passenger jet saw British Airways and easyJet cancel flights between Sharm and the UK until 2016.

The Foreign Office has warned British tourists of a ‘high threat from terrorism’ in Egypt, where more than 900,000 UK nationals visit a year.

Read more: Daily Mail

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