14 Sep 2014

Egypt tourist numbers to rise 5-10% in 2014 -minister

Egypt's tourists should increase by 5 to 10 percent this year as security improves after the election of ex-army chief Fattah al-Sisi as president, the tourism minister said on Thursday.


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13 Sep 2014

Egyptian heritage group raises concerns over Djoser pyramid restorations

Egypt's oldest pyramid may have been ruined by conservators, a group of heritage campaigners has warned.

The step-shaped pyramid of Djoser, a few miles south of the better-known pyramids of Giza, is more than 4,600 years old and"......

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11 Sep 2014

E-marketing campaigns intensify to increase travel to Egypt: Tourism minister

The Ministry of Tourism is intensifying marketing campaigns starting from October in the main markets exporting tourism to Egypt through Facebook and approximately 2000 bloggers, said Minster of Tourism Hisham Zaazou.


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07 Sep 2014

Egypt Tourism: Travel Warnings lifted, hotel occupancy on the up

Egypt's travel and tourism industry is important for the economy in this North African country. Germany and the United Kingdom have lifted travel warnings on Cairo and Sharm Al Sheikh, which is expected to boost tourism to both destinations.


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03 Sep 2014

Belgium lifts travel ban on Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh

Several key European countries have recently lifted travel warnings against the Red Sea resort town, imposed after February bombing of tour bus in South Sinai.

Belgium has lifted its warning against travel to Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai, Egypt's tourism ministry announced on Monday.


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01 Sep 2014

3rd year tourism losses will raise insurance premiums 15%: Former Hotels Chamber head

Hotel and tourist facilities insurance premiums were raised 15% this past year, due to the high risks faced by the tourism sector, said former Chamber of Hotels chairman Wasim Mohieddin.


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30 Aug 2014

Egypt's tourism revenue falls 95% after political upheavals

Revenues from ancient Egyptian monuments such as the pyramids have fallen by 95% since Egypt's 2011 revolution, the country's antiquities minister has said.

Revenues fell from 3bn Egyptian pounds (£250m)"......

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30 Aug 2014

Japan eases travel restrictions to Egypt

Move comes after last month's meeting between Egypt's president and a Japanese MP

Japan eased travel warnings and lifted travel restrictions to Egypt on Friday.

Egypt's Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said the move will benefit the country's cultural tourism as Japanese tourists"...

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28 Aug 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens 10th London Location

DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its growing London portfolio – the brand’s 10th hotel in the capital area. DoubleTree"......

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26 Aug 2014

We hope to see 2 million British tourists visit Egypt next year: British Ambassador

Egypt hopes to raise its share in Britain’s tourist market to 2.5 million tourists compared to the 1.5 million that visited Egypt during 2010, according to the British Ambassador in Cairo John Casson.


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