26 February 2011

Tahrir Square as tourist landmark

It was inevitable, of course--but, damn, that was fast. From the NY Times:
The allure of visiting Egypt at this moment hasn’t been lost on some tour operators. For example, Akorn Destination Management (akorndmc.com), which bills itself as an organization that delivers “inspirational travel experiences,” is offering “Tahrir Square — Egypt Is Making History,” a trip that includes a Nile cruise, a walk through Tahrir Square and a stay at the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, which is near the square.
As Rick Zeolla, the general manager of the Cairo Marriott, where Christiane Amanpourand many other journalists stayed, put it: “Right now Egypt is like having a fast pass at Disney. People should come over.”

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't surprise me. Most entrepreneurial people I have ever met. We got up at 6am to watch the sunrise – because how often do you get to watch a sunrise over a Saharan sand dune? And within ten minutes, there was a six year old girl trying to sell us a stuffed camel.


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