Articles tagged “egypt”

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: European Travelers Return to Once-Disrupted Destinations

Travel Megatrends 2018: European Travelers Return to Once-Disrupted Destinations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Things can change very quickly in travel. Geopolitics plays a big part in deciding a destination’s popularity. With Spain undergoing its own problems, and fewer terrorist incidents taking place in North Africa and the Middle East, the tourist spread is starting to rebalance itself.

1 year ago

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Stepan Kravchenko, Lin Noueihed and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

Egypt's airport security is improving but terrorist attacks continued to plague the country this year. Resuming some Russian flights is a small step forward but tourists must also believe the country is safe to visit. Russian charter flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts are not part of the resumption yet.

1 year ago

Egyptian Tourism Hopeful About Discovery of 2 Ancient Tombs in Luxor

Egyptian Tourism Hopeful About Discovery of 2 Ancient Tombs in Luxor

Ahmed Hatem, Associated Press

The discovery of these two ancient tombs won't be a game-changer for Egyptian tourism, but it can't hurt, either.

1 year ago

Trump Uses Egypt Attack to Renew Call for Travel Ban

Trump Uses Egypt Attack to Renew Call for Travel Ban

Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg

It's becoming tempting to ignore Trump's tweets and rhetorical flourishes. And then one remembers that he is U.S. President.

1 year ago