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Egypt and its FDI prospects

  /  September 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Omar El-Shenety No doubt that Egypt has witnessed very rough years since the 25 January Revolution. The economy has been brought to its knees, and now faces stagnation. Growth has stopped at 2% since read the rest…

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Euromoney Conference: Tourism Development Authority needs major upgrade

  /  September 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The Egyptian official said that the authority needs to undergo a major restructuring in the coming period.

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Euromoney Conference: CAOA approves restructuring process, set to establish new departments

  /  September 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Tourism Activation Authority will introduce new departments to market to various types of tourists and attract new consumers

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Euromoney Conference: Egypt eyes more southeast Asian, Gulf tourists

  /  September 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) seeks to attract more tourists from Asian and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as visitors from these countries have largely stayed away since the 25 January Revolution due to political read the rest…

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Euromoney Conference: ETA marketing budget to be cut by 25%

  /  September 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Marketing budget cuts pushes Egyptian Tourism Authority to make-do with participation in international bourses and increase private sector coordination

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Euromoney Conference: Online advertising project for tourism services begun

  /  September 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Tourism Ministry begins using online advertising to attract tourists and target new segments of consumers

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150 days around Egypt

  /  September 15, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

University student to spend five months travelling over 8,000 kilometres by bicycle and film his journey

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Google launches a 360-degree street view imagery of Egypt’s historical sites

  /  September 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Google has launched a 360-degree street view imagery of the Pyramids and five other historical landmarks in Egypt

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Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

  /  September 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

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More antiquities intended for smuggling detected, others to be returned soon: Tourism Police

  /  September 10, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Heavier legal price for those who ‘encroach on tourists’ even if victim drops charges, says assistant interior minister

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E-marketing campaigns intensify to increase travel to Egypt: Tourism minister

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Ministry focusing on promoting cultural tourism

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Tourism ministry to form advisory council of travel companies and hotels: Zaazou

  /  September 9, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Advisory council to assist tourism minister with practical experience

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Three companies request approval on new energy, tourism projects: GAFI chairman

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Three companies have requested approval for renewable energy, tourism projects worth EGP 1bn

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Egypt optimistic about tourism recovery from October: Tourism minster

  /  September 3, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou expressed optimism on restoration of Egyptian tourism this October after eight countries lift Sinai travel warnings and Arab tourists return

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Catherine Exists: Recognising the ‘unknown’ spots of Saint Catherine

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

A photographer raises money through her photos to help develop the community in Saint Catherine

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Ministerial meeting upcoming to resolve property tax crisis on hotels: Tourism ministry official

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Finance and tourism ministers to meet this month to resolve dispute between Real Estate Taxation Authority (RTA) and Chamber of Hotels over property tax law

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Gras Savoye France declares Egypt a regional hub for reinsurance in the Middle East and Europe: Hamid Mabrook, managing director of Gras Savoye Masr

  /  August 31, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

By Mohammad Azab Gras Savoye Reinsurance Brokers recently announced the Arab Insurance Federation Conference, scheduled to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh and attended by a delegation of the group’s representatives in Egypt and France. The read the rest…

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3rd year tourism losses will raise insurance premiums 15%: Former Hotels Chamber head

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Losses in the tourism sector for the third year in a row are causing companies to raise insurance premiums on hotels and tourist facilities by 15% due to new risks

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History, culture, and scenic grandeur on Mount Catherine

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Besides the beautiful landscape of mountains, wadis and canyons, the traditional Bedouin society is a large part of the beauty of Saint Catherine.

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Al-Sisi, Putin seek stronger ties in Sochi

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

Russian and Egyptian presidents look to coordinate on international issues

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Russian tourism market requires study to attract new groups: Chair of Egyptian Tourism Federation

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Russia forms one of the largest tourism markets for Egypt in recent years and must be studied in order to attract new categories of tourists

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Egyptian government presents trade, technology projects to India

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Government conducts broad international talks to revive confidence in Egyptian economy threatened by political turmoil

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Tourism ministry aims to increase Gulf visitors by 20% by end of August: Ministry official

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Tourism collaborates with EgyptAir and Air Cairo to launch flights between Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada

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

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

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  /  3 Comments

Suspect, a minibus driver, in custody

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