Articles tagged “egypt”

Egyptian Officials Are Optimistic Tourism Woes Are on the Mend This Year

Egyptian Officials Are Optimistic Tourism Woes Are on the Mend This Year

Maria Sheahan, Reuters

Investment in security at airports and tourist attractions are a good first step in showing tourists that Egypt is ready for them. But any unrest elsewhere in the Middle East this year will be a factor in how many tourists visit Egypt.

3 weeks ago

Egypt Hopes to Revive Russian Tourism With Airport Upgrades

Egypt Hopes to Revive Russian Tourism With Airport Upgrades

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press

Those who work in Egypt's tourism industry will be hoping the changes made at key airports will be enough to allay the security fears of Russia (and the UK). The market has been decimated by geo-political problems and needs big changes if it is to start to recover.

4 weeks ago

UK Still Won’t Allow Flights to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheik Resort

UK Still Won’t Allow Flights to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheik Resort

Amina Ismail and Mostafa Hashim, Reuters

Egypt's leadership has done little to nothing to convince the rest of the world it's ready to deal with its self-inflicted problems. Until it does, tourists will stay away.

4 weeks ago

Travelers to Egypt Face a Doubling of Its Visa Fee

Travelers to Egypt Face a Doubling of Its Visa Fee

Maggie Michael, Associated Press

Travelers considering a trip to Egypt were already weighing its beautiful resorts and attractions against the risk of turmoil. So the country's plans to levy higher visa fees on visitors seems ill-timed.

1 month ago

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters

You could cross your fingers and pin all your hopes on ancient relics ... or you could try to make your government slightly less of a dumpster fire.

4 months ago

Egypt Expresses Dismay Over U.S. Travel Warning

Egypt Expresses Dismay Over U.S. Travel Warning

Associated Press

The U.S., Canada and the UK have all issued travel warnings for Egypt through October 9. Egypt is perturbed and this tension between security concerns and economic interests isn't going away anytime soon.

6 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Salma El Wardany and Ahmed Feteha, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, he's kidding himself.

10 months ago

Tracing the Path of EgyptAir Flight 804 in Days Before Crash

Tracing the Path of EgyptAir Flight 804 in Days Before Crash

Associated Press

10 months ago

Jet Crash Sets Back Egypt’s Already Lagging Tourism Recovery

Jet Crash Sets Back Egypt’s Already Lagging Tourism Recovery

Tamim Elyan, Gregory Viscusi and Ahmed Feteha, Bloomberg

With this week's EgyptAir crash, Egypt's tourism economy just took another hit while it was already down. It will take several years before the country is back to its pre-2011 revolution tourism arrival numbers and on track to seeing long-term growth.

10 months ago

EgyptAir Hijacking Ended Peacefully Yet Still Delivered Blow to Egypt Tourism

EgyptAir Hijacking Ended Peacefully Yet Still Delivered Blow to Egypt Tourism

Nour Al Ali, Paul Tugwell and Tarek El-tablawy, Bloomberg

Egypt doesn't have what it takes — that being a decent government — to assure visitors that it can protect them on land or in the air.

12 months ago

Tourist Security Is an Unspoken Theme for Travel Operators at ITB Trade Fair

Tourist Security Is an Unspoken Theme for Travel Operators at ITB Trade Fair

Victoria Bryan and Maria Sheahan, Reuters

Egypt isn't coming back anytime soon. Unlike Paris, Istanbul, Greece, or even Thailand, it's problems are deep and long-lasting.

1 year ago

Thomas Cook Extends Its Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Travel Ban Until Fall

Thomas Cook Extends Its Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Travel Ban Until Fall

Associated Press

Thomas Cook doesn't make decisions like this lightly. It's a clear sign of the brand's dropping confidence in Egypt's leadership and the country's safety for package tourists.

1 year ago