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Government encourages Luxor, Aswan trips to promote domestic tourism

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Tourism offers Luxor and Aswan trips with lower prices to raise tourist flow into the cities

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High accident rates threaten Red Sea tourism: Ministry official

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Accident rates increased 200% over the past four years due to lack of ministerial oversight on diving and other tourist services

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Qatari Diar receives long-awaited approvals for tourism project

  /  January 25, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

The company has two projects in Egypt

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Red Sea, South Sinai hotels stable on 25 January anniversary: Official

  /  January 25, 2015  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Occupancy rates in the Red Sea and South Sinai stabilised at approximately 55%, but decreased to less than 25% in Cairo

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Bright Sky Travel tourism numbers grow 25% during 2014: General manager

  /  January 21, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Blue Sky Group tourists during 2014 placed at 570,000 tourists

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Antiquities ministry requests EGP 488m to continue projects: Cabinet spokesman

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Better exploitation of antiquities will achieve more income than Suez Canal, says Mehleb

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Sinai safari trips require downgraded security and lower fees: Tourism company head

  /  January 14, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Trips in region suffer from lengthy licensing waiting periods and high fees

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Hotels to offer 20% discounts during mid-year holiday to attract Egyptians

  /  January 14, 2015  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Hotels hope to attract Egyptians to raise occupancies and make up for the current decline in foreign flow

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Russian tourists visiting Egypt exempt from entrance fees: Interior ministry

  /  January 14, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Egypt strives to reduce negative effects of rouble devaluation on tourist inflows from Russia

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Egypt’s year in review 2014

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

With investor confidence growing, Egypt is looking forward to a sizeable boost to its economic performance in 2015. A peaceful conclusion to presidential elections in June, along with slowing inflationary pressures, a slew of crucial read the rest…

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Investors issue note to tourism minister refusing Red Sea ports coal expansion: TIA chairman

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Business  /  2 Comments

The Tourism Investors Association (TIA) in the Red Sea and Ain Sokhna will issue a note to the Tourism Ministry regarding damage from imports of coal. The Ministry of Transportation has been using ports along read the rest…

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Cairo’s small business owners hope for stability, skilled workforce and clear-out of bureaucracy in 2015

and   /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mixed year for efforts of city’s start-ups, but optimism about coming year rides high

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Year End 2014: What has the president accomplished so far?

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi made several economic promises to Egyptians prior to his election. Daily News Egypt reviews the goals set and analyses how far along they are from realisation. Prior to election, then-political candidate read the rest…

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Nuweiba-Taba Investors Association demands Al-Sisi solves issues: Tourism Association Chairman

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Despite low tourism numbers in the area, the Ministry of Social Solidarity demands that hotels pay for insurance dues as per a May agreement between Egypt Tourism Workers Union and the ministries of Social Solidarity and Tourism.

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Hotel occupancies increase at 60% in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh: Ministry official

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Christmas season saw increase in Red Sea area tourism occupancies, occupancies in Taba, Nuweiba, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan low

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‘I sold 19 acres plus my car to be able to keep the hotel running for 4 years’: Hotel Chairman

  /  December 24, 2014  /  interviews  /  3 Comments

Utopia Hotel has no occupancies, with EGP 1.5m losses and demand from government and banks is increasing, says Shalaby

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‘Hotels are closed in Taba and Nuweiba due to low occupancy’: Regional Prime Guides Investors Association

  /  December 24, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Association warned against shut downs and converting hotels to shelters for outlaws, thus loss of investments worth EGP 10bn

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‘Closure of hotels makes them vulnerable to robbery’: Hotel manager

  /  December 24, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Tourist investors in Taba and Nuweiba call for attention to their projects before they close down

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Egyptian-Greek tourism programme to receive tourists in both countries: Greek Ambassador

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Japanese tourist travelling 12,000 km to visit Greece will also be able to visit Egypt without any additional costs according to new agreement

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Nuweiba-Taba investors request postponement of insurance premiums payment to end of 2015: Association Chairman

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Decline of Tourism in Nuweiba-Taba led to hotels and companies’ inability to pay insurance dues

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Ministry of Tourism finalises studies for March economic summit: Chairman of TDA

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Tourism Development Authority projects hope to attract investments worth EGP 5bn

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Government considers bartering commodity imports from Moscow: Official spokesman

  /  December 21, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

A halt in trips from Moscow and St Petersburg to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada due to decline of rouble: AlMasria Universal Airlines chairman

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Foreign Ministry condemns Michele Dunne’s statement regarding her entry to Egypt

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Consular department claims that Dunne did not have the correct visa for entry

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$1.1bn decrease in foreign reserves from October to November: CBE

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Decline mainly due to the repayment of accrued deposits to Qatar, claims economist

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Tourism sector asks banks to postpone debt repayment to end of 2015

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Banking system owed EGP 10bn from tourism sector, workers hope to postpone debt repayment to end of 2015

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UK lifts travel restriction in central Upper Egypt

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

British ambassador looks to provide support for Egyptians

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Motorcyclists ‘Cross Egypt’ to promote tourism

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

For nine consecutive days, motorcyclists covered 2,950km across the country

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Tourism ministry aims to expand foreign investment: Ministerial advisor

  /  November 26, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

Ministry of Tourism is working to attract investments worth $5bn before 2020, will offer mega investment opportunities during the economic summit in March 2015

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3.8% growth rate expected by end of FY 2014/2015: Planning minister

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

First quarter growth of current fiscal year reached 1.1%

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Al-Sisi forms committee to address issues faced by tourism companies

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Decision follows meeting with international tourism delegates

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