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Articles tagged “red sea”

Egypt to Capitalize on Tourism Boom With Experiential Offerings

Egypt to Capitalize on Tourism Boom With Experiential Offerings

Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

Egyptian tourism is on a major upswing after fully recovering from the 2011 uprising. The next step is taking the country beyond its reputation for sun, sea, and cultural tourism.

4 months ago

Tourist Project Along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Seeks $3.5 Billion Loan

Tourist Project Along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Seeks $3.5 Billion Loan

Matthew Martin and Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's efforts to become less dependent on oil look to be in full swing by developing its coast. The kingdom will face big tourism competition in the region and challenges with its record on human rights.

7 months ago

Saudi Arabia Aims to Make Red Sea Beaches a Tourism Hotspot

Saudi Arabia Aims to Make Red Sea Beaches a Tourism Hotspot

Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

The long-discussed first phase of the Red Sea project, with 14 hotels and an airport, is due in 2022. We'll believe it's not a mirage when we see it.

11 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.

2 years ago

Alcohol-free resort opens along Egypt’s Red Sea: Will more dry hotels follow?

Omar Fahmy and Asma Alsharif, Reuters

There's a difference between being sensitive to local concerns and pandering to least common denominator. After years of political repression, Egyptians are having trouble telling the difference between the two.

7 years ago

Russians and Eastern Europeans are finding bargains at Red Sea resorts

Russians and Eastern Europeans are finding bargains at Red Sea resorts

AllArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

7 years ago