Articles tagged “egypt”

Startups

Why Queen’s Gambit Plans to Take This Transport Startup Public in a $1.5 Billion Blank Check Deal

Investing in the "last mile" of travel can help on a few fronts, such as climate protection, gender equality, and economic development, according to Victoria Grace, founder of blank check firm Queen's Gambit. Makes sense on several levels.

Why Queen’s Gambit Plans to Take This Transport Startup Public in a $1.5 Billion Blank Check Deal

Online Travel

Dubai-Based Transport Startup Swvl to Go Public in $1.5 Billion Blank Check Merger

Swvl is a tech-driven transportation service that uses fixed schedules and locations for pickups. Given how chaotic commutes can be in many cities worldwide, it's understandable why investors like it.

Dubai-Based Transport Startup Swvl to Go Public in $1.5 Billion Blank Check Merger

Business Travel

Mallorca’s Ill-Advised Gamble and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Among Skift's top travel stories this week, we explored Mallorca's tourism miscues, backpacker tourism, Egypt's out of touch move to bring in foreign influencers, and Marriott's naming of a new CEO.

Mallorca’s Ill-Advised Gamble and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Media and PR

Egypt Sidelines Locals by Importing Global Travel Influencers to Boost Luxury Tourism

Even in the best of times, hitting the right notes can be tricky when launching marketing strategies, but Egypt’s latest tourism campaign seems far removed from reality.

Egypt Sidelines Locals by Importing Global Travel Influencers to Boost Luxury Tourism

Tourism

Egypt Reports Coronavirus Case Drop But Still Hasn’t Qualified for European Travel

It's good to see Egypt making progress against coronavirus but the numbers are still too high to get the European Union's travel blessing.

Egypt Reports Coronavirus Case Drop But Still Hasn’t Qualified for European Travel

Hotels

Egypt’s Hotels Attract Domestic Tourists With On-Site Health Clinics

Many travelers are going to need plenty of reassurance to travel while the pandemic is still ongoing — and some Egyptian hotels are taking a remarkably proactive approach.

Egypt’s Hotels Attract Domestic Tourists With On-Site Health Clinics

Coronavirus

Egyptian Hotels Fill Up at Reduced Occupancy

Okay, so the hotels are only selling 25 percent of their rooms, but demand in Egypt is robust. That's a good sign for the tourism economy, even in the small-steps forward category.

Egyptian Hotels Fill Up at Reduced Occupancy

Coronavirus

Egyptian Hotels Reopen Only to Domestic Travelers and With Strict Conditions

Egypt's low-density, domestic-only initial hotel reopening is a model likely to be replicated around the world during the early travel recovery.

Egyptian Hotels Reopen Only to Domestic Travelers and With Strict Conditions

Business Travel

Egyptian Tourism Entrepreneur Buys Stake in TUI

One of Warren Buffett's best known bits of investment advice is: "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” The fundamentals for TUI still look good, so Hamed El Chiaty might have just struck a bargain deal for himself.

Egyptian Tourism Entrepreneur Buys Stake in TUI

Tourism

Rebounding Egypt Offers New Opportunities for Enterprising Tour Guides

E-commerce is unlocking new opportunities for travel and tourism gurus in Egypt and the Middle East. Local entrepreneurs are attempting to capitalize on the convenience of having an online business, but filling the gap for much-needed niche tourism services can be difficult to accomplish in a highly competitive market.

Rebounding Egypt Offers New Opportunities for Enterprising Tour Guides