FACTBOX-Protests and Egypt's tourism industry
CAIRO Jan 26 (Reuters) - Mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign have raised questions over whether Egypt's vital tourism industry will be affected.
Here are some facts about the sector:
HOW IMPORTANT IS TOURISM TO EGYPT?
-- Tourism accounts for over 11 percent of Egypt's gross domestic product, according to the tourism ministry.
-- It provides about one in eight jobs in the most populous Arab country.
-- About 12.5 million tourists visited Egypt in 2009, bringing revenue of $10.8 billion. Tourism brought in over $9 billion in the first nine months of 2010, government figures show.
-- Tourism is one of Egypt's top sources of foreign revenue.