How The Global Terror Threat Will Impact Tourists This Summer | NBC Nightly News


DESTINATIONS.
NBC’S KEIR SIMMONS
TONIGHT. >>Reporter: FROM
LONDON TO PARIS TO
EGYPT, MANY AMERICANS
DREAM VACATION
OVERSHADOWED BY AN UNWELCOME TRAVEL
COMPANION, FEAR.
WE TRAVEL TO PARIS AS THE STATE DEPARTMENT
WARNS AMERICANS
VACATIONS IN EUROPE TO STAY ALERT.
IN 2016 83 MILLION
TOURISTS TRAVELED TO FRANCE BUT THAT’S
FEWER THAN PREVIOUS
YEARS SO CHANGES ARE PLANNED.
BENEATH THE EIFFEL
TOWER, THEY ARE PLANNING BULLETPROOF
GLASS.
>>WE WANT TO DO IT. >>Reporter: SO YOU
STILL GET THE VIEW?
>>YES, YOU WON’T NECESSARILY KNOW IT’S
THERE.
>>Reporter: CLOSE BY, VEHICLES WILL BE
BANNED.
LAST YEAR IN NICE, A JIHADIST DROVE A TRUCK
INTO CROWDS OF
VACATIONERS KILLING 86.
SO NO CROWDS HERE AT
ALL? >>NORMAL TRAFFIC WILL
BE GONE.
>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, WHILE
BOOKINGS DRAMATICALLY
DROP AFTER AN ATTACK, AMERICANS QUICKLY
RETURN.
NEXT WE FLEW TO EGYPT, A COUNTRY OF WONDER
AND MAGIC FACING FAR
GREATER CHALLENGES. IN 2010 TOURISM TO
EGYPT BROUGHT IN $12.5
BILLION. LAST YEAR, THAT WAS
DOWN TO $3.4 BILLION.
AMONG THOSE STILL DETERMINED TO COME, A
FAMILY FROM SALT LAKE
CITY. >>IT’S GREAT TO BE
HERE.
>>Reporter: YOU FEEL SAFE HERE?
>>ABSOLUTELY.
>>Reporter: HIGH SECURITY AT CAIRO’S
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
ONE PASSENGER PULLED ASIDE WHILE WE FILM
CARRYING PARTS FOR A
MACHINE. >>ARE THEY EXPLOSIVE?
>>WE’LL CHECK THIS.
>>Reporter: WHILE ON ROUTE TO THE NEW YORK
GATE.
WE CHECKED AGAIN AND MONITORED ON SECURITY
CAMERAS.
HERE, TOO, THEY SAY THE TOURISTS ARE
RETURNING.
>>IF ORDINARY PEOPLE GET THE FREIGHT AND
DECIDE NOT TO MOVE,
THEN TERRORISTS WILL HAVE WON.
>>Reporter: AMERICANS
WHO TRAVEL ON THE FRONT LINE CONFRONTING
FEAR

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