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Egypt's tourism revenues in 2015 will be at least 10 percent below last year's after a Russian plane downing prompted Moscow and London to suspend flights, and authorities are now working to restore confidence, the tourism minister said Tuesday.Hit by political and economic upheaval since the 2011 uprising ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, Egypt's tourism sector had been set to grow this year.A global advertising campaign aimed at reviving the industry was due to be launched on Oct. 31, the day the airliner carrying holidaymakers from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh crashed, killing all 224 people abroad.Egypt earned about $7.2 billion in tourism revenues last year, still a far cry from around $12.5 billion before 2011 .Egyptian tourism has survived big setbacks in the past.In 1997 Daesh militants killed 58 tourists and four Egyptians at a temple in Luxor, on the Nile.
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