According to the latest Egyptian law, the regulation authorities exercise control by charging a fine for the street vendors who bother tourists. As per The Guardian website, fines can rise 10,000 Egyptian pounds, which equates to almost US$565. In bygone days, street vendors used to bully tourists at the most revered archaeological sites of the country. This type of harassment will not occur in the future, which can only be good news for tourists.
Will more visitors pour into Egypt?
In Egypt, tourism is a big deal and the new regulation has been designed to further fortify the tourism sector. Now, almost 12 percent of the Egyptian economy comes from tourism. As the new law gets enacted, more tourists are probable to make a decision to plan trips to the Northeast African country, which is famous as home to the Sphinx and the Pyramids. As per Reuters.com, Egyptian officials said that tourism in Egypt propelled by 170 percent from January to July 2017. 3.5 billion Egyptian pounds in tourism-related income were profited during this 7-month time frame.
The street vendors of Egypt are not contented
According to a review of Tripadvisor.com, Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, by a female traveler cautions other fellow tourists to keep away from the street vendors in the area. The reviewer suggests tourists to shun the street vendors and to avoid leaving their handbags here and there. Egypt’s aggressive street vendors have earned a bad reputation for themselves in frightening or annoying tourists. On the other side, many vendors are stressed and try hard to make their ends meet and to feed their families. One tour guide in Egypt informed Guardian reporter that the new law would target the neediest sector of Egyptian society.
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