Ever since the Egypt Revolution erupted in the beginning of 2011, one of the most popular tourism sites have plummeted. Tourism plummeted in 2011 with the fall of President Hosni Mubarak and the unrest that followed. Tourists have the perception that they’re not welcome, and that the Egyptian people are hostile. As tourism dropped, so has the overall economy of Egypt shown in the second graph between 2010 and 2011. This goes to show how big of an impact tourism has on a countries economy and overalll GDP. Some tourists have started to return, but officials say they are mostly beachgoers rather than the more lucrative cultural tourists who spend 10 days or more in Egypt, and spend accordingly during once-in-a-lifetime vacations.