Japan travel agencies canceling tours to Egypt
Jiji Press -- Jul 05
Japan's major travel agencies are canceling planned tours to Egypt, after growing tension in the country resulted in a military coup.

Although the financial damage from the cancellations is relatively small, travel agencies are disappointed. Sales from tours to Egypt had finally started to recover after the Arab Spring prodemocracy uprising in 2011.

For major travel agencies, most Egypt tour customers are retirees or senior citizens. A typical package tour costs around 200,000 to 300,000 yen for 7-10 days, including air tickets, hotels and escorted sightseeing.

According to JTB, July and August are considered off-season for Egypt tours, as local temperatures can go above 50 degrees Celsius during the day.

Source: Jiji Press
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