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February 24, 2011

The Canadian Charger sponsors VisitEgyptNOW

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Egypt, an iconic destination with antiquities we have all learned about since our youth, is inviting Canadians and other Westerns to visit during March or Easter breaks or soon after. The time is now. Visit Egypt with your family and friends. Go to the Red Sea. Visit Luxur and Aswan. Take a Nile cruise. See Cairo's Tahrir Square with your kids.

The Giza pyramids and temples in Luxor and Aswan are open to visitors and several governments eased their travel warnings to reflect the fact that Sharm el-Sheikh and other Red Sea resorts on the Sinai Peninsula are welcoming tourists.

Egypt's peaceful pro-democracy revolution, which has inspired many across the world - including Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Algeria, Bahrain and Yemen - to call for change, liberty and social justice, illustrates the Egyptian character.

The Canadian Charger is the media sponsor of  VisitEgyptNOW. For more information please email the Charger at  .

Contact your travel agent today.

This year was shaping up to be a banner year for Egyptian tourism, an industry that accounts for more than 10% of Egypt's GDP and employs more than 3 million people – 12% of the workforce. The current crisis is estimated to have cost Egypt $310 million a day.

As demonstrations across Canada in support of the Egyptian people's peaceful revolution indicate, many Canadians are cheering for a successful transition to democracy in Egypt.

Canada has more than 300,000 citizens with Egyptian roots, some of whom hold influential positions in academia and other professions.

In a speech after President Mubarak stepped down, President Obama said he's confident that the same ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that the young people of Egypt showed as they marched chanting “Selmiya, selmiya” - “We are peaceful” - again and again, will show that a democratic Egypt can advance its role of responsible leadership, not only in the region, but around the world.

“Egyptians have inspired us, and they've done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained through violence. For in Egypt, it was the moral force of non-violence – not terrorism, not mindless killing – but nonviolence, moral force that bent the arc of history toward justice once more.”

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