Articles tagged “egypt”

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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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago