Articles tagged “sinai”

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.

5 months 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.

2 years ago

Russian Tourist Plane Bombed Over Sinai Peninsula – 25 Moments in 2015

Russian Tourist Plane Bombed Over Sinai Peninsula – 25 Moments in 2015

Skift

25 Moments that Mattered in 2015: To make our selection of 25 moments, we thought back to the stories that drove reader engagement and sparked discussion among both travel experts and the general public. Some stories were quick blips that represented bigger things while others were narratives that built slowly through out the year. Each one, though, spoke to where we are right now when it comes to the big business of global travel.

3 years ago

EasyJet and British Airways Won’t Return to Sinai Region This Year

EasyJet and British Airways Won’t Return to Sinai Region This Year

Kari Lundgren and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

So far the Egyptian government has done next to nothing to assure visitors it has any idea what it's doing to assure anyone's safety, rather they be Egyptians or tourists.

3 years ago

Russia Says Tourist Plane in Sinai Brought Down by Homemade Bomb

Russia Says Tourist Plane in Sinai Brought Down by Homemade Bomb

Lynn Berry, Associated Press

Another blow to Egyptian tourism as the increasing instability, deplorable leadership, and lack of security make for a destination where things like this are more likely to happen.

3 years ago

Egyptian Authorities Blocking Some Tourist Rescue Flights out of Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian Authorities Blocking Some Tourist Rescue Flights out of Sinai Peninsula

Benjamin Katz and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Egypt's bumbling ruling junta and their inept cronies do more damage to the country's tourism prospects (all prospects, really) than IS fighters could ever dream of.

3 years ago

Sinai Plane Bombing Worries Prompt Increased Security on U.S. International Flights

Sinai Plane Bombing Worries Prompt Increased Security on U.S. International Flights

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Wise move by officials even if it will be seen as an inconvenience by passengers.

3 years ago

Israel Closes Tourist Airport Near Sinai Peninsula out of Security Concerns

Reuters

The Sinai has been a hotbed of lawlessness and militarism since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, posing a threat to both Israel and Egypt. The temperatures can't get much hotter than they already are in Eilat, but the security risks near the airport are apparently heating things up.

6 years ago