Articles tagged “egypt”

Egypt Is Finally Seeing Some Good Tourism News

Egypt Is Finally Seeing Some Good Tourism News

Mirette Magdy, Bloomberg

No word yet on tourism numbers, but increased spending — especially at these levels — is an excellent signal for the country. Now it just needs to prevent another relapse into violence and political self sabotage.

1 month ago

Egyptian Hotel Projects Attract Large Investment From Saudi Billionaire

Egyptian Hotel Projects Attract Large Investment From Saudi Billionaire

Tamim Elyan, Bloomberg

The investment is a vote of confidence in Egyptian tourism, which has been battered in recent years.

2 months ago

U.S. Issues Egypt Travel Warning Following Attack on Tourists

U.S. Issues Egypt Travel Warning Following Attack on Tourists

Associated Press

Egypt has been trying for years to counter the evidence that travel to the country is unsafe, and this travel warning from the U.S. concerning ISIS attacks represents yet another blow to Egypt's flagging tourism sector.

2 months ago

Violent Attacks Push European Tourism to Extremes

Violent Attacks Push European Tourism to Extremes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia have all been devastated by terror attacks in recent years and they are all well down on their previous highs. The reluctance of tourists to visit is having unintended consequences while other destinations such as Barcelona are experiencing a boom.

5 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Officials Promise That Tourist Sites Are Safe

Egypt’s Tourism Officials Promise That Tourist Sites Are Safe

Fay Abuelgasim and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

Problem is, nobody trusts Egyptian officials. And when it comes to the country's tourism industry trusting their motives is even more difficult.

5 months ago

Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

There have been plenty of previous attempts by Egypt to revive its ailing tourism industry and none so far have proved wholly successful. Diversifying its offering and targeting new markets is a good idea but improving the security situation remains crucial.

5 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Tarek El-Tablawy, Bloomberg

Egypt hasn't gotten much of a break during the past six years between a string of political unrest and attacks that both help project a neon sign over the country that reads "off limits" to tourists.

5 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

10 months ago