The Arab Spring hit its core industry, tourism, but gradually visitors have returned. The beach attack in Tunisia in June has affected tourism in the region.
Terrorists in the region thrive in poor economic times and it is a spiraling recipe for disaster.
As a former general El-Sisi may have the military behind him, at least for now, but he also needs the support of the people.
Bomb attacks are bad news for all.
In the last two years, since Morsi was overthrown, 600 police and armed forces personnel have been killed.
President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has promised to crack down further on Islamist militants reports BBC News, but it is a huge task.
British tourists who still visit Egypt tend to go to beach resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh. In 2014 tourist numbers were still down but they bounced back slightly in 2015.
Will that 'bounce back' be sustained?