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Egypt takes new approach to tourism

Egypt's long-suffering tourism business might finally be getting some good news: The private sector will take a crack at handling one of the country's ancient sites.
A man waits for tourists to rent his camel in front of the Great Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, August 31, 2016. Picture taken August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX2NS62
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One day after yet another report came out summarizing the wretched state of Egypt’s tourism industry, government officials said they will turn management of the Giza pyramids over to the private sector.

The prime minister’s office said Sept. 6 the decision is part of an effort to develop the archaeological area to a level befitting its status as a World Heritage site.

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