Egypt plans webcams for popular beaches

15th Feb 2013

Plans to install webcams on Egypt's most popular beaches have been announced by the country's tourism minister.

Minister Hisham Zazou believes the webcams will prove the safety of the holiday hotspots and entice potential tourists, who can get a proper look at the country's beaches from the comfort of their homes.

"This will give more credibility," he said. "When [tourists] see it, they will come."

The minister says the troubles associated with the uprisings were limited to Cairo and should not deter potential holidaymakers from established attractions the rest of the country has to offer.

Home to popular resorts on the shores of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada, the country has long been a popular tourist destination with many also seeking out the iconic pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza and many other incredible sights.

Luxor, once an Ancient Egyptian capital, attracts thousands of visitors every year due to the infamous Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, which house mythological figures of Pharaohs, the ornate tomb of Queen Nefertari and the notorious final resting place of Tutankhamen.

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