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Articles tagged “egypt”

Tourism

Arab Spring leads high-end Egyptian restaurants to look to local tradition for inspiration

The combination of national pride and food as as a distinguishing feature in business and travel is putting to rest the notion that to be a fancy restaurant you need to speak French.

Tourism

Egypt in damage control mode over beach tourism fears following violence

This is a tough sell for Egypt considering the headlines, but unequivocal talk from tourism minister is certainly a step in the right direction. It could learn some lessons from Mexico on this.

Airlines

Israel airline El Al says it can’t afford to keep flying empty planes to Egypt

Either the airline continues running unprofitable flights as a sign of good will between the two nations with the government’s financial aid or Israel severs one of the lasting relationships it has with the Arab nation.

Israel airline El Al says it can’t afford to keep flying empty planes to Egypt

Skift Originals

How to keep track of the wave of unrest in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Social media and tools like Google Maps are being used to chart the spread of unrest that's based upon masses of people who are being dreadfully mis-informed by information learned second hand from the Internet.

Tourism

U.S. State Department issues multiple warnings for travel in the Middle East and Northern Africa

Travelers should take notice: Mob violence, unlike the slightly more manageable political unrest, is impossible to navigate.

U.S. State Department issues multiple warnings for travel in the Middle East and Northern Africa

Tourism

Qatar is betting on Egypt’s tourism rebound with $10 billion investment

Although tourists are still leery about returning to Egypt, Qatar is betting that stability will return and the tourism market won't be ruined up by religious conservatives.

Hotels

Marriott to meet with Egyptian officials to figure out tourism’s new playing rules

Marriott's hope for a positive trade agreement following President Obama's promise of a $1 billion aid package to Egypt may have been weakened after a Tunisian hotel was attacked for serving alcohol earlier this week.

Marriott to meet with Egyptian officials to figure out tourism’s new playing rules

Cruises

Hundreds of miles of the Nile River re-open to cruise ships after 15 years

Cruises along the Nile River that used to last only a few days due to safety concerns and unstable water levels will now last up to two weeks and bring tourists to previously unvisited ruins.

Tourism

Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia join forces to promote common tourism zone

The first nations to bring in new leaders following the Arab Spring hope to reawaken their culture and boost travel to their region, although drastic security changes will have to precede the first big wave of tourism.

Tourism

Egypt pulls a Geraldo: Opening tombs to generate publicity and spur tourism

It goes without saying that opening millennia-old tombs isn't sustainable. Here's hoping that Egypt's tourism officials will focus on long-term solutions to their current tourism problems.