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5 year timeline for tourism companies to repay debts to social insurance fund: Tourism ministry official

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Ministry of Social Solidarity has given tourism operators and hotel establishments a 6 month deadline to pay workers’ insurance debts; total debts to be paid in installments over 5-year period

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Ireland and Denmark lift travel advisory on Sharm El-Sheikh

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Ireland follows in the footsteps of Denmark, Italy and Germany

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Tourism buses to offer public transportation services in Greater Cairo within weeks

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Transportation says that Cairo governorate will be responsible for managing the buses

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Rise in occupancy to 70% in Red Sea, 55% in South Sinai after German travel warning lift:Tourism minister

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Occupancy in tourist accommodations rose after travel warnings lifted in the European market

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20.7% decrease in tourist arrivals during May: CAPMAS

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Foreign tourists arrivals not expected to increase during the current year, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Federation Elhamy El-Zayat

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Conversation with Hassan Aziz, President of Egyptian Federation for Private Aviation

  /  July 12, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

Federation hopes for 10% of total passenger traffic to and from Egypt by end of year

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Russian tourist raped in Sharm El-Sheikh

  /  July 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Suspect, a minibus driver, in custody

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Cruise prices to double due to diesel price hike: Tourism ministry official

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Ministry official says the increase follows a diesel fuel price rise from EGP 1.10 to EGP 1.8 per litre

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Tourism authority achieves highest revenues to date, backs Red Sea projects

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

The Tourism Development Authority’s board of directors, chaired by Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou, agreed to a new deadline for development projects for implementation to be completed after late fees payment.

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Decrease in hotel occupancy during the first 3 days of Ramadan: Tourism official

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Hotel occupancy decreased around Egypt for the first three days of Ramadan, as families and individuals stay home

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EgyptAir aims to increase credit card use for bookings: EgyptAir E-Commerce Director

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Company expands website and mobile apps to simplify online bookings for customers

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Tourism extends deadline to year’s end to reconcile project status’: Tourism Official

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Tourism allows tourism development companies until end of 2014 to reconcile their statuses or face late penalty of up to 15% of value of land

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Hotel occupancy on North Coast rises to 70%: Chamber of Hotels Official

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

One week before Ramadan, hotel occupancy on North Coast at 70%, rates fall to 15% during first week before rebounding

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Egypt targets 2 million Arab tourists by the end of the year: Tourism ministry official

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism hopes to attract 2 million Arab tourists by the end of 2014 by launching promotional campaign in the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

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Walking with the Bedouins

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Sleep under the starry heavens and get to know the desert dwellers

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Meet the cabinet’s economic team

and   /  June 17, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

With the swearing in of the new government, Daily News Egypt reintroduces the cabinet’s returning economic team and profiles the newly appointed ministers, discussing the main agenda and challenges they will have to tackle.

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Tourism industry to remain unaffected by subsidy cuts: Experts

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The number of tourists in 2013 was 10.6 million, a reduction of 16.7% on 2012. The total number of nights spent by tourists also declined to a drop of 27.9% from the same period during 2013.

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Tourism Assistance Fund aiming for 25% annual returns: Investment manager

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  4 Comments

Egypt’s Tourism Assistance Fund is looking for annual returns of 25% on investments, or $250m in the first phase of underwriting, according to Amr Askar, investment manager at Cairo Financial Holding. The first phase will read the rest…

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Tax Authority agrees with tourism industry to divide new tax into installments: chairman

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  3 Comments

Installments will be based on each company’s circumstances

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Hotels chamber demands property tax to be based on replacement value

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman

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Decision to not revoke licenses for floating hotels welcomed by industry’s chamber

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Chairman of Chamber of Floating Hotels says 90% of floating hotels have not worked for the past 3 years

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New airport fuel station planned for Cairo International Airport

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

In a bid to improve services at Egyptian airports, new development projects and partnerships are set to balance shortfall in reduced tourism

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Cairo International Airport offers tender to choose company to market Airmall

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  No Comments

Airport hopes to take advantage of Airmall following suspension of its commercial activities

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Skilled labour abandoned tourism sector, training a big challenge: Tourism ministry official

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Business  /  14 Comments

Low incoming tourism to Egypt pushed tourism workers to work in other economic sectors; Egyptian hotels face big challenges training workers, says adviser to tourism minister

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Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Tourism  /  21 Comments

Our mini-bus pulled into the driveway of the Shams City lodge and hotel in the Bahariya Oasis and having left Cairo early the same morning it took us a moment to adjust to our surroundings. read the rest…

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Timing ‘inappropriate’ for subsidies removal: Hotels chamber

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Removing diesel subsidies from November onward would pose extra burden on already suffering tourism sector, says deputy chairman of Chambers of Hotels

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Tourism Federation launches investment fund worth $ 1bn

  /  June 3, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Company managing the fund receives Kuwaiti offers to contribute to its capital

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Flynas launches air route from Jeddah to Cairo: Deputy CEO

  /  June 1, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

New route aims to increase the number of passengers travelling to and from Egypt in near future

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St. Dimyana’s Monastery: An oasis of spirituality

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Tourism  /  6 Comments

St. Dimyana’s festival is a popular Christian celebration that attracts large numbers of visitors every year.

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Tourism organisations sign protocol to raise the capabilities of e-marketing

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Technology  /  15 Comments

Arab Tourism Organisation and Tourism Promotion Authority signs protocol of cooperation to establish training programme to raise e-marketing capabilities

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