Once a crowded holiday resort town, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt is now hauntingly empty. Before the Arab Spring in 2011, about 15 million tourists visited the North African country each year. But after several terrorist attacks major airlines suspended flights and foreign offices around the world warned of terrorist threats, Egypt is not such a popular spot any more.
Tourist numbers have plummeted so dramatically in the past five years that many businesses were forced to close in Sharm el-Sheikh, a town that was almost completely built around tourism. Simply put, Sharm el-Sheikh has become a ghost town.