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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  /  2 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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Cruise prices to double due to diesel price hike: Tourism ministry official

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

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  /  2 Comments

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  /  13 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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