Egypt confident troubles will soon pass

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism says it’s confident that the anti-government unrest that has been taking place in Cairo is of a “temporary nature… the Ministry of Tourism takes this opportunity to reassure its international tourism partners, as well as its guests, that these political developments do not affect services rendered to tourists and it is business as usual, where Egyptians are keen to welcome their guests throughout the country.”The new anti-government demonstrations come at a time when the number of people visiting Egypt in the first nine months of this year rose 20.2% over the same period in 2011. The ministry said it’s committed “to all measures to further develop and sustain this important industry, welcoming tourists at all times.”