The governor also visited injured tourists in Hurghada's hospitals. The proposal was reportedly well received by the tourists, who resolved to return to the Red Sea next year.
On Friday, unidentified men attacked the Bella Vista Hotel on the Red Sea coast, armed with knives and a signal gun. Three foreign tourists, two Austrians and one Swede, received minor injuries during the attack, according to Egyptian authorities. Egypt's security forces managed to neutralize the attackers, killing one and injuring another.
Another attack against foreign tourists took place Thursday in Giza, in close proximity to the Egyptian pyramids, with no reported injuries. On Saturday afternoon, two unidentified assailants killed a police officer and a recruit in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.