27 Apr 2017

Tourism officials turn to social media influencers to foster tourism

After years of unrest and terrorist attacks, Egyptian tourism officials are approaching international figures and celebrities to act as social influencers, asking them to visit the country and promote its attractions and historical sites on social media, in a bid to encourage tourists to"...

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25 Apr 2017

Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe

Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were and, despite security concerns, Egypt's tourism minister on Monday insisted the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are a safe choice for travelers.


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24 Apr 2017

Tourism Minister participates in Arab Travel Market in Dubai

Tourism Minister Yahya Rashid will leave Sunday for Dubai, heading a delegation from the government and private tourism sector, to participate in the Arab Travel Market (ATM), one of the world most important tourism events in terms of international tourism traffic to the Middle East.


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22 Apr 2017

Ancient Tomb Discovery May Jumpstart Egypt Tourism

Egyptian tourism officials have been buoyed after the unearthing of a nobleman’s 3,000-year-old tomb—the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient artifacts.

Hisham El Demery, ýgeneral"...

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21 Apr 2017

Tourico Holidays Reports Middle East Hotel Room Nights Double in 2017 

Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared data reporting inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East have increased by 112 percent year-over-year in 2017. Equally as encouraging, outbound travel from the market is on the rise, as well. Hotel room nights sold from the Middle East are pacing at an increase of 138 percent through the end of 2017 - meaning future hotel reservations through the end of the year have more than doubled compared to the same time in 2016. Travel from China is a driving force in the market’s inbound hotel industry success. Tourico reports a sharp increase......

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20 Apr 2017

Egypt unveils giant restored statue of Ramses II

Egypt has unveiled a massive granite statue of Ramses II, the most powerful and celebrated of the ancient Pharaohs, after completing its restoration.

Standing 11 metres tall and weighing 75 tonnes, the statue was presented in a floodlit ceremony at the Luxor"...

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20 Apr 2017

ETA asks tourism companies to promote Pope’s visit to Egypt end of April

The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) sent a letter to the Egyptian Travel Agencies Association (ETAA) to promote the visit of Roman Catholic Pope Francis at the end of April in a bid to increase tourism.

The letter"...

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19 Apr 2017

The dilemma of tourism in Egypt — the bazaar syndrome!

“I know that fresh orange juice should not be served with ice cubes; but we wouldn’t make enough profit without adding ice,” declared a waiter at a five-star hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh. He was responding to a hotel guest who refused the watered-down juice. When it comes"...

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18 Apr 2017

Egypt sees 15 percent growth in number of tourists in Q1 2017

Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said the number of incoming tourists during the first quarter of 2017 was 10-15 percent higher than the targeted rate, state-run MENA news agency reported.

The total targeted tourist"...

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