This research aims to gain a better understanding of the impact of terrorism on risk perceptions and attitudes of Dutch travel behavior towards Egypt. The research process involved an online self-administered method created with one of the leading research and web-based survey tools called Qualtrics. The questionnaire was filled in by 414 respondents. Findings indicate that (potential) Dutch tourists are less likely to take risks when traveling with children. For instance, people that usually travel with children state to avoid traveling to countries within the MENA region because of unrest related to terrorism. Over half of the sample size would not consider traveling to Egypt due to the current travel advisory of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The practical implications of this research are related aimed at relevant stakeholders within the tourism industry and creating a more appealing image of Egypt as a holiday destination.


travel decision-making, safety, the likelihood of visiting, travel behavior, past travel experience

ORCID Identifiers

Rami K. Isaac: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3052-0168



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