Unfavourable Political Situations

How it leads to fluctuation of global tourism?

  • Unfavourable political situations such as political conflicts or wars may discourage tourists from visiting or cause them to postpone their trip.
  • Political conflicts or wars pose dangers not just for residents but tourists too.
  • These events also disrupt services and cause damage to infrastructures e.g. hotels, roads etc which hamper tourist activities.

Case study : February 2011 'Arab Spring' uprising , Egypt

The Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and surroundings.

Number of Arrivals in Egypt

graph is inclusive of all arrivals via land air and sea
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