TOURISM

23 May 2016

Egypt Must Work Harder to Revive Tourism After Incidents: Minister

Egypt will have to work 10 times harder to revive its tourism industry, Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said on Sunday, after a series of setbacks including the crash of an EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean three days ago.


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21 May 2016

Tourism to Egypt continues to plunge, down 80% in Sharm-Nile

ROME - Tourism to Egypt fell from nearly 15 million arrivals in 2010 to just over 9 million last year and the figures for the first quarter of this year are down by 40% over the same period in 2015.

Thursday's EgyptAir disaster dealt the umpteenth blow to the crisis in the sector - a pillar of the national economy, accounting for 15-20% - that began...

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19 May 2016

Egypt Air Says 56 Passengers on Board Missing Flight MS804

Egypt Air said that there were a total of 66 people, including 56 passengers, on board the Airbus A320 (Flight MS804) plane when it went missing while en route from Paris to Cairo.CAIRO (Sputnik) – There were a total of 66 people, including 56 passengers, on board the Airbus A320 (Flight MS804) plane when it went missing while en route from Paris to Cairo,...

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19 May 2016

Tourism Ministry warns projects less than 10% completed must adhere to construction timetable

There has been a construction rate of 18% among projects implemented on lands of the General Authority for Tourism Development (GATD) since the 1990s, according to sources in the Ministry of Tourism.


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19 May 2016

No Aussies believed on EgyptAir plane

EgyptAir has released a list of the nationalities of people who were on board one of its aircraft that has gone missing.

No Australians are believed to have been on the EgyptAir plane which disappeared en route to Cairo.


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17 May 2016

Egypt Targets Malaysia's MICE Sector To Revive Its Tourism

Egypt is targetting Malaysia as one of its important future tourism markets, especially in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) sector, as the country moves towards diversifying its attractions to improve tourist arrivals.

General Director of International Tourism Department, Egyptian Tourism Authority, Dr Adel El Masry, said...

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17 May 2016

France returns 44 stolen artifacts to Egypt

After six years of diplomatic efforts, Egypt has recovered 44 ancient artifacts from France. The objects date back to different historic periods, including the Roman dominion over Egypt (circa 30 BC to 641 BCE) and the Coptic Christian era.


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17 May 2016

Hilton Puts the World on Sale with Largest Global Sale Ever

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today one of the richest deals in their nearly 100-year history, the Hilton World Sale. Running May 13 – September 6, 2016, the Hilton World Sale offers Hilton HHonors members great value with up to 30 percent off at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of more than 4,660"......

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12 May 2016

Egypt to offer 49m square metres of land to tourism investors within days: Tourism Development Authority CEO

The government will offer 73 parcels of land that range from 10,000 square metres and 1m square metres to investors in the next few days, according to Tourism Development Authority (TDA) head Serag El Din Saad. The offered lands are located in the North Coast, Red Sea Governorate, South Sinai,"...

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10 May 2016

UNWTO invites world to visit Egypt, calls for lifting of travel and tourism bans

The Egyptian Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Yehia Rashed, today welcomed the UNWTO's call for the lifting of any unnecessary bans on travel for tourists.


The UNWTO comments were made at the start of the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Malaga Spain. This meeting marks the start of Egypt and Minister Yehia"......

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