Articles tagged “egypt”

Rebounding Egypt Offers New Opportunities for Enterprising Tour Guides

Rebounding Egypt Offers New Opportunities for Enterprising Tour Guides

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

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.

2 months ago

Egypt to Capitalize on Tourism Boom With Experiential Offerings

Egypt to Capitalize on Tourism Boom With Experiential Offerings

Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

Egyptian tourism is on a major upswing after fully recovering from the 2011 uprising. The next step is taking the country beyond its reputation for sun, sea, and cultural tourism.

3 months ago

UK Lifts Flight Ban to Popular Egypt Resort

UK Lifts Flight Ban to Popular Egypt Resort

Salma El Wardany, Bloomberg

This is very good news for Egypt, which has taken steps to tighten security not just at airports but at tourist places. Hopefully Russia will follow soon in resuming flights.

4 months ago

British Airways Freezes Cairo Flights as Security Precaution

British Airways Freezes Cairo Flights as Security Precaution

Lisa Lee, Bloomberg

The seven-day suspension might seem interminably long for travelers whose plans have been disrupted. But given escalating regional tensions with Iran — not to mention the history of terrorist attacks against tourists in Egypt and the October 2015 bomb explosion that destroyed a Russian airliner — action by British Airways is well warranted despite scant details.

7 months ago

Egypt Says Its Giant Museum for Ancient Treasures Will Finally Open in 2020

Egypt Says Its Giant Museum for Ancient Treasures Will Finally Open in 2020

Brian Rohan, Associated Press

Egypt has a long way to go before it's back to pre-Arab Spring tourism levels. A great, new museum will help, but it's just part of the fix the country needs.

1 year ago

Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With little unrest in recent years, tourism demand for Egypt is making a big comeback. Tour operators are beefing up offerings and agents are seeing renewed interest among clients.

1 year ago

Egypt Plans Hotel Investment Fund as Tourism Rebounds

Egypt Plans Hotel Investment Fund as Tourism Rebounds

Manus Cranny and Tracy Alloway, Bloomberg

Good news for those Egyptians who rely on tourism for their livelihoods but the country still has much to do to in order to put the industry on a sound footing.

1 year ago

Egypt Pleads With Russia to Resume Red Sea Resort Flights

Egypt Pleads With Russia to Resume Red Sea Resort Flights

Associated Press

Egypt and Russia both have the motivation to restart Red Sea resort flights. Egypt has to convince Russia that its airport security upgrades have expanded beyond Cairo to popular resort destinations.

1 year ago

Egypt Cites E. Coli as Cause of Death for Thomas Cook Couple

Egypt Cites E. Coli as Cause of Death for Thomas Cook Couple

Richard Weiss and Tarek El-Tablawy, Bloomberg

At least Thomas Cook, the hotel owners, and the Egyptian tourism industry now know the likely cause of death.

1 year ago

Thomas Cook Evacuates 300 Customers From Red Sea Hotel

Thomas Cook Evacuates 300 Customers From Red Sea Hotel

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press

Thomas Cook only recently returned to Egypt and the Red Sea so it was wise for CEO Peter Fankhauser to speak out, vow to find out what happened, and to relocate guests as a precaution. Egyptian tourism, too, finds the tragedy a very unwelcome development.

1 year ago

Air Arabia Looks to Egypt and Morocco for Further Growth

Air Arabia Looks to Egypt and Morocco for Further Growth

Abbas Al Lawati and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

Egypt's tourism is rebounding after several difficult years, and that's good news for Air Arabia, which continues to struggle with air traffic rights in Jordan.

2 years ago

Thomas Cook Looks to Turkey and Egypt to Ease Its Pain in Spain

Thomas Cook Looks to Turkey and Egypt to Ease Its Pain in Spain

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Spain's popularity among UK tourists has not dwindled. Thomas Cook will be hoping demand to higher-margin destinations such as Turkey continues to grow or else it faces an expensive summer.

2 years ago