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Interior view of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian museums achieve revenues of EGP 45m in 2016

The Ministry of Antiquities’ affiliated museums have achieved total revenues of $45m with 974,400 visitors in 2016. According to a statement by the ministry’s museums division, the museums achieved the highest revenues in December, recording EGP 6.8m with 117,000 visitors, while the lowest revenue reached was $1.7m in June with 21,800 visitors. Minister of Antiquities …

Basma Ragab

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Blue Sky Travel Agency loses quarter of its revenues in 2016

Hossam El-Shaer, chairperson of Blue Sky Travel Agency, said that the company’s revenues dropped by a quarter in 2016 compared to 2015. He attributed the fall to the low tourism inflow from Europe, following the tragic incident of the Metrojet Russian airliner crash at the end of October 2015. The incident has prompted Russia to …

Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi

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Hotel revenues per available room forecasted to grow by 8% between December, February in Cairo: Colliers 

Cairo hotels continued to show a strong performance despite the recent devaluation of the local currency. The continued surge in revenues per available rooms (RevPAR) is a result of the increasing Average Daily Rates (ADR), according to Colliers International’s MENA Hotel Forecasts December 2016 report. Consequently, hotel profitability rates are expected to further enhance. According …

Mohamed Samir

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou  hoped that more tourists will be visiting Upper Egypt, especially the ancient destinations of Luxor and Aswan.
(AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)

10.5% decrease in tourist arrivals in November: CAPMAS

The number of tourists who travelled to Egypt in November 2016 was 499,800—a 10.5% decline year-over-year (y-o-y), compared to November 2015, according the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The agency explained in its monthly bulletin on the tourism sector that western Europe sent the largest number of tourists to Egypt, accounting for …

Hossam Mounir