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North African tourist industry in crisis

Following the deadly airplane crash over the Sinai last week, Russia has suspended all commercial flights to Egypt for several months. The tourist industry in northern Africa is now in crisis. Sharm-el-Sheikh, from where the Russian plane that crashed departed, isn’t the only tourist resort to be affected by Russia’s flight suspension. It can also …

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Minister of tourism: initial indicators confirm sector recovery

By Abdel Razeq Al-Shweikhy “The tourism sector is only operated at 20% capacity after the January 25 Revolution,” began Minister of Tourism Monir Fakhry Abdel Nour, emphasizing that his Ministry is aiming for a return to the tourism numbers of 2010, in which the sector had 14.7 million visitors and revenues of EGP 12.5bn. Abdel Nour said that satisfaction with the results of …


No quick revival seen for Egypt, Tunisia tourism

By Victoria Bryan and Maria Sheahan / Reuters BERLIN: Egypt and Tunisia are unlikely to see tourism — a vital prop for their battered economies — revive anytime soon as holidaymakers continue to shun North African destinations a year after the “Arab Spring” revolutions. Bookings to the two countries collapsed last year after popular uprisings across …


Tourism minister optimistic over future

By AFP BERLIN: Egypt’s hard-hit tourism sector is facing a new start after a “difficult” 2011 but there is reason for optimism, the Egyptian tourism minister said on Tuesday. The minister, Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour, told a press conference ahead of the ITB travel trade show which opens on Wednesday that Egypt’s invitation to be guest …


Morocco tourism steady in 2011 despite economic crisis

By AFP RABAT: The number of tourists visiting Morocco was up by one percent last year, at just over 9.34 million, despite the world economic downturn, tourism official Kamal Bensouda said Thursday. Tourist income was also up, by four percent, at 59 billion dirhams (€5.36 billion, $7.12 billion), he told MAP news agency. The steady …


Holiday season looking gloomy for Egypt’s tourism sector

  CAIRO: As Christmas and New Year’s time approaches, hotels in the Red Sea and even Cairo, usually bustling with tourists around the holiday season, are expecting occupancy rates to be almost 50 percent of what they were last year. “The occupancy rate at the moment is drawing between 20 to 25 percent. We expect …


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