Terror Attack or Not, Jet Crash Is a Disaster for Egypt Tourism

  • Egypt suspends $68 million advertising campaign after crash
  • Tourism a pivotal part of President El-Sisi's turnaround plan

Tourists play in the water at the Regency Plaza resort on Nov. 5, in Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt.

Photographer: David Degner/Getty Images

Egypt last year spent millions of dollars splashing images of its ancient pyramids and beach resorts over London buses and billboards in New York to boost its vital but ailing tourist industry.

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