Articles tagged “cairo”

Cairo’s Landmark Egyptian Museum Tries to Celebrate 113th Anniversary

Cairo’s Landmark Egyptian Museum Tries to Celebrate 113th Anniversary

Maram Mazen, Associated Press

Egypt's failed leadership is turning its tourism industry into a relic as well.

3 years ago

Luxor Locals Scrambling to Save Tourism After Foiled Suicide Attack

Luxor Locals Scrambling to Save Tourism After Foiled Suicide Attack

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press

The current Egyptian government has been such a monumental failure on every level that if the tourism industry wants to survive it's going to have to take matters into its own hands.

3 years ago

A Brief History of Violent Attacks on Tourists in Egypt

A Brief History of Violent Attacks on Tourists in Egypt

Associated Press

Egypt's tourism industry is far from where it wants to be, but it largely has itself to blame.

3 years ago

Starwood Is Bringing Westin Hotels to Egypt

Starwood Is Bringing Westin Hotels to Egypt

ArabianBusiness.com Staff, Hotelier Middle East

Despite setbacks this year in Asia, Starwood is taking chances on Egypt now where other brands may be more squeemish.

5 years ago

UK Relaxes Travel Warnings to Cairo and Giza Pyramids

UK Relaxes Travel Warnings to Cairo and Giza Pyramids

Lizzie Porter, The Daily Telegraph

The eased warnings will no doubt help Egyptians begin to rebuild their tourism industry, one new visitor at a time.

5 years ago

Visiting Egypt Not as Dangerous as the Media Makes It Look, Argue Travelers

Visiting Egypt Not as Dangerous as the Media Makes It Look, Argue Travelers

Eric Monkaba, Fathom

Although everyday life must carry on in Cairo, it does not make it the ideal vacation spot given recent flareups of violence. The city might be safe to visit, but not in comparison to thousands of other cities on most travelers' bucket lists.

5 years ago

Egypt’s tourism industry has hopes of revival, post-Islamist fall

Egypt’s tourism industry has hopes of revival, post-Islamist fall

Noah Browning, Reuters

This may be a case of hoping too quickly, as the uncertainty continues. But what else does the tourism industry have in Egypt?

5 years ago

Cairo airport to close four hours every day to conserve power in summer

Reuters

Tourism traffic to Cairo and Egypt is down drastically and unlikely will go any further up in summers, hence this won't have a big effect on tourism, though other kinds of travel will be.

6 years ago

Hotels in the Middle East are renovating just to stay relevant

AllArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

The quick redesign cycle speaks to the high stakes involved in operating properties in the emirates and the region: If you don't look new, you're just too old.

6 years ago

Luxor’s big hotel slump in 2012 is Egypt’s worst

Luxor’s big hotel slump in 2012 is Egypt’s worst

AllArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

Luxor is far from the unrest of Tahir Square, yet the ripple effects of the revolution hit this tourist destination harder than it would a city that has a mix of leisure and business travelers.

6 years ago

World Bank-backed app challenge in Egypt attacks Cairo’s notorious traffic

AllAfrica.com

6 years ago

Despite double-digit bump, Egypt’s tourism numbers fail to encourage in 2012

Despite double-digit bump, Egypt’s tourism numbers fail to encourage in 2012

Soo Kim, The Daily Telegraph

A 17% bump over one of the worst years on record is nothing and demonstrates that despite all the good will travelers felt towards Egypt it isn't doing enough to make foreign visitors feel welcome, post-revolution.

6 years ago