Articles tagged “egypt”

Tourism

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

The economic spinoffs of Qatar's World Cup will be felt all over the region that has been looking to diversify beyond the oil sector.

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

Tourism

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Destinations in the Middle East are not just turning to tourism in an effort to diversify their national economies but positioning themselves to compete on a larger scale globally.

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Tourism

UAE Bids Goodbye to Pandemic-Related Restrictions: Middle East Travel Roundup

The Middle Eastern nations realize that for tourism to flourish restrictions would need to be eased.

UAE Bids Goodbye to Pandemic-Related Restrictions: Middle East Travel Roundup

News Blog

Egypt on Track to Double Tourism Revenue to $12 Billion

Tourism revenues are expected to reach between $10 billion and $12 billion for Egypt's fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Revenue was $6 billion to $7 billion in 2021, its deputy tourism minister said last year.  According to reports, finance minister Mohamed Maait also said the war in Ukraine was unlikely…

Tourism

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

The continued focus on tourism in the Middle East has helped the region navigate its way through the unchartered landscape of Covid. Qatar is leading the way on recovery.

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

Tourism

Israel Red Sea Resort City Draws Scrutiny for Paying Airlines a Subsidy to Come

Keen to feature the resort city of Eilat in the international tourism map, Israel has reintroduced the plan that allows airlines to avail $65 subsidy for every arriving passenger. However, it may take more than this for the government to woo tourists to the expensive city.

Israel Red Sea Resort City Draws Scrutiny for Paying Airlines a Subsidy to Come

Tourism

Egypt Searches for New Tourists After Losing Russia and Ukraine Markets

With war raging between two of its biggest inbound markets, the Egyptian tourism board is looking at the tried-and-tested move of developing new markets. However, not quite ready to give up on Russian tourists, Egypt is also exploring bringing them through a third country. If this works, will other destinations follow suit?

Egypt Searches for New Tourists After Losing Russia and Ukraine Markets

Coronavirus

CDC Advises Americans Against Travel to Israel, Bahamas, Egypt and Others

It's a wonder whether the travel advisories from senior U.S. health officials still have an impact as Omicron is now a global variant and vaccinated folks will travel if they want to.

CDC Advises Americans  Against Travel to  Israel, Bahamas, Egypt and Others

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