(CNN) -- FACETIME: Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Egyptian Minister of Tourism
Tourism plays an essential economic role in Egypt contributing to more than 11% of the country's GDP. However, following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, the sector declined 33% in 2011. This week, MME sat down with Egypt's Minister of Tourism who believes this decline is reversible.
IN FOCUS: Return of Foreign Business to Libya
This week, airline carrier British Airways resumed flights between London and Tripoli after suspending its service last year. But it's not just the airline sector that is looking to head back into Libya. Foreign companies are returning after the eventual overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi. MME takes a look at one hotel group that has reopened its doors in Tripoli.
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