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Articles tagged “egypt”

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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

7 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

7 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 months 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.

9 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Free Fall Forces Government to Cut Growth Forecast

Egypt’s Tourism Free Fall Forces Government to Cut Growth Forecast

Alaa Shahine, Bloomberg

When terrible governments get put in charge of great tourist destinations bad things happen. See also: Thailand, Maldives, and others.

10 months ago

Egypt’s Resorts Are More Ghost Towns Than Tourist Destinations Now

Egypt’s Resorts Are More Ghost Towns Than Tourist Destinations Now

Ahmed Feteha, Bloomberg

Visits to Egypt have plummeted because fewer and fewer tourists have faith in the government to keep people safe — no matter how cheap the vacations are.

10 months ago

Egyptian Tourism Losing $250 Million a Month Since Russian Plane Crash

Egyptian Tourism Losing $250 Million a Month Since Russian Plane Crash

Associated Press

Amid losing hundreds of millions of dollars, we've seen little effort from the Egyptian government to convince tourists that the country is safe and open for business.

10 months ago

Egypt Tourism Says It Will Spend $32 Million to Improve Resort Security

Egypt Tourism Says It Will Spend $32 Million to Improve Resort Security

Associated Press

There's a high cost to having a grossly incompetent and hopelessly corrupt government. This is a bandaid that won't make tourism any safer.

11 months ago