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Tourism in the news: Emirates campaigns for Dubai to host 2020 Expo

Egypt’s economy relies heavily on its tourism sector that has been struggling to survive since the uprising of 25 January and subsequent events in the country. Once a month DNE rounds up the most significant news relating to tourism to give you an overview of the efforts that are being made to bring tourists back to the country.

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian economy in freefall

Egypt’s ultimate economic policy challenge lies in how to reconcile the high expectations of ordinary Egyptians for better livelihoods while reducing the deficit and improving Egypt’s economy

Daily News Egypt

Reasons for optimism in 2013

By Moustafa Menshawy Cairo – If you live in Egypt, there are many reasons to feel politically, socially and economically pessimistic. Political wrangling and polarisation keeps the country on the edge of civil unrest. Unemployment and poverty grow amid a stagnant economy, insufficient investment and a fragile tourism industry in shambles in the post-revolutionary scare. …

Daily News Egypt

Islamists, Tourism and Media

Speaking with an EU parliamentarian I was surprised by their parting question, which was; “is it true that Salafis want to destroy the pyramids? I heard that a Salafi appeared on TV saying he wants to destroy the pyramids.” I was indeed surprised, that such a non-representative interview produced for shock value and media consumption …

Fady Salah

Folly to be wise

By Philip Whitfield Undressing the tree, the Christmas cards tease. Bundle and bung? Or pause wistfully. The ones from Palestine are most inclining. Not from bullyboys or assassins. They hail from everyday folk. One draws most attention. The writer points out that when O little town of Bethlehem is sung seldom think of today’s city …

Fady Salah