TOURISM

24 May 2018

Egypt tourism revenues jump 83% to $2.2bln in Q1 - government official

Egypt's tourism revenues jumped 83.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to $2.2 billion, a government official told Reuters. The number of tourists who visited Egypt in that time jumped 37.1 percent to 2.383 million, added the official who asked to remain anonymous. The tourism sector is one of the country's main sources of foreign currency but has struggled since a 2011 uprising that ousted then president Hosni Mubarak. A total of 14.7 million people visited Egypt in 2010 before the uprising. zawya ...

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23 May 2018

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half and Doubling Social Impact Investment

(AETOS Wire)-- Hilton today announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce"...

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19 May 2018

Egyptair to fly scheduled freighter service into Baghdad

Egyptair Cargo is to launch a new Cairo-Baghdad freighter connection later this month (May).

Operated weekly by A300-600F, Germany-based GSA Skyline Air Services is marketing the capacity of the new all-cargo"...

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16 May 2018

Cvent Unveils 2018 List of Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa

(AETOS Wire) -- Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the results of its Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through"...

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12 May 2018

Milan-Bergamo Airport Welcomes Air Arabia Egypt

On May 8, Milan-Bergamo Airport (BGY) celebrated the arrival of Air Arabia Egypt with the inaugural of its first twice-weekly service from its base at Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE).

Air Arabia Egypt"...

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12 May 2018

Sinai Trail leads to new tourism experience in Egypt

The Towarah Alliance, a union of all South Sinai tribes, used to escort Muslims from North Africa crossing the Sinai Peninsula on their way to Mecca as well as Christians traveling between Cairo, the Saint Catherine Monastery and Jerusalem. The alliance gradually faded with the arrival of motor vehicles. Now, a century later, the eight South Sinai tribes will unite again in a new tourist initiative: a 550-kilometer (342-mile) hiking trail across South Sinai that takes 42 days to complete. Hikers will be escorted by each of the tribes as they go through their territory. The so-called Sinai Trail will formally open May 11-12 in a ceremony held......

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10 May 2018

Egypt's Tourism Industry Shows Signs of Recovery

Officials in Egypt have been hard at work trying to resurrect the country’s tourism industry, which was severely impacted by years of political turmoil, terrorist attacks, and church bombings.

Those efforts"...

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09 May 2018

UAE heads 44th meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East in Egypt

The UAE headed the 44th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for the Middle East, which began in the Egyptian city of Sharm el Sheikh, with the participation of tourism ministers and officials from Middle Eastern countries and a senior UNWTO delegation,"...

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09 May 2018

Mideast tourism up 5 pct in 2017, Egypt eyes 25 pct rise in 2018: UN official

Handicrafts are displayed at the opening of the 44th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for the Middle East and UNWTO Regional Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on May 8, 2018. The inflow of world tourism to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)"...

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08 May 2018

Monsters Kick off Summer Vacation by Cruising into CANNES FILM FESTIVAL to Launch a Sneak Peek from “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION”

Drac’s Pack splashed down in a dazzling and colorful parade to kick off their monster vacation at the start of the 71st Cannes Film Festival at The Carlton Pier on May 7, 2018.

Following the aquatic procession"...

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