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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.
Hotel occupancy decreased around Egypt for the first three days of Ramadan, as families and individuals stay home
Company expands website and mobile apps to simplify online bookings for customers
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
One week before Ramadan, hotel occupancy on North Coast at 70%, rates fall to 15% during first week before rebounding
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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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.
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.
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 take place directly after the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) adopts the prospectus. Askar added in a statement to Al-Borsa …
Installments will be based on each company’s circumstances
Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman
Chairman of Chamber of Floating Hotels says 90% of floating hotels have not worked for the past 3 years
In a bid to improve services at Egyptian airports, new development projects and partnerships are set to balance shortfall in reduced tourism
Airport hopes to take advantage of Airmall following suspension of its commercial activities
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
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. The rounded roofs of the rooms were surrounded by tall palm trees and as we gazed around and unloaded our …
Removing diesel subsidies from November onward would pose extra burden on already suffering tourism sector, says deputy chairman of Chambers of Hotels
Company managing the fund receives Kuwaiti offers to contribute to its capital
New route aims to increase the number of passengers travelling to and from Egypt in near future
St. Dimyana’s festival is a popular Christian celebration that attracts large numbers of visitors every year.
Arab Tourism Organisation and Tourism Promotion Authority signs protocol of cooperation to establish training programme to raise e-marketing capabilities
Ministry to form agreement with EgyptAir as a way to increase hotel occupancy in coastal areas
Ministry aims to facilitate the process of reaching polling stations for citizens, says minister of transportation
Cooperation with financial services provider aims to increase tourism to Egypt by enhancing internet bookings
Sisi’s support campaign in Sharm El-Sheikh is coordinated by a former intelligence officer who now works in tourism.
The tourism sector receives diesel fuel at EGP 1.10 per liter, and this price will rise to EGP 5.35 once subsides are removed, according to the official.
In fact, the pope’s “pilgrimage of prayer”, which begins in Jordan on Saturday, will leave a relatively faint footprint in Israel.
This led the ministry to study the option of paying for the development fees instead of the companies.
By Alexander Liddington-Cox Egypt’s tourism industry is in pain and travel warnings from foreign governments seem a fair scapegoat for their sufferings. But these warnings are reasonable responses to continuing security threats that are again embracing tourists. It’s up to the winner of this month’s presidential election, not foreign governments, to make the case that it’s …