16 Apr 2014

Ex-Egypt general wants UNESCO site demolished

Citing the supposed threat posed to national security, a retired Egyptian army general has filed a legal case in his efforts to see UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery demolished, Ahram"...

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16 Apr 2014

Egypt's tourism ministry to tighten security measures in Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada

New measures include security cameras and issuing ID cards to employees in the two Red Sea resort towns.

Egypt's tourism ministry is to launch a series of precautionary measures to bolster security in Red Sea touristic cities, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou has said.


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12 Apr 2014

Smart Village-Egypt Co reviews RFP to build new hotel by 2014-end

Smart Villages Development & Management Company (SVD) is planning reviewing the RFP and the descriptions of establishing the new hotel of the current headquarters by the end of the next year on area of 12.000 meters.


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10 Apr 2014

Tourism revenues slide 66% in first half of FY 2013/2014

Tourism revenues in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2013/2014 are down 66% year on year, registering USD 1.9 bln in revenues, according to a Tuesday statement from the Ministry of Finance.


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08 Apr 2014

Dubai Residency Welcomes 3,000 Chinese Tourists

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai welcomed a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists who recently arrived to the UAE via Dubai International Airport.


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06 Apr 2014

Egypt's culture picks of the week: 6-13 April: VIDEOS

This week is marked by closing of the D-CAF festival while the India by the Nile festival takes over Cairo and Alexandria stages. This topped with film screenings, concerts, theatre performances and more.

Sunday 6 April


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02 Apr 2014

Egypt museums hope grassroots fundraising will prove fertile

Construction has begun on the main hall of the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, though funding remains a problem for the long-running project. Despite around $300m in soft loans from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, a fall in tourist revenue since the January 2011 revolution"...

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01 Apr 2014

Al-Tayyar buys 70% stake in Egypt’s Hanouf Tourism

Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company has acquired 70 percent of Egypt’s Hanouf Tourism and Services Co and subsidiary companies in a deal worth SR40.95 million, the company announced on Saudi stock market (Tadawul).

The deal was reportedly funded from the company’s own resources. It said all legal formalities will be taken to finalize the...

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