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Blue Sky Travel Agency loses quarter of its revenues in 2016

Hossam El-Shaer, chairperson of Blue Sky Travel Agency, said that the company’s revenues dropped by a quarter in 2016 compared to 2015. He attributed the fall to the low tourism inflow from Europe, following the tragic incident of the Metrojet Russian airliner crash at the end of October 2015. The incident has prompted Russia to …

Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi

10.5% decrease in tourist arrivals in November: CAPMAS

The number of tourists who travelled to Egypt in November 2016 was 499,800—a 10.5% decline year-over-year (y-o-y), compared to November 2015, according the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The agency explained in its monthly bulletin on the tourism sector that western Europe sent the largest number of tourists to Egypt, accounting for …

Hossam Mounir

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb

Mahlab calls on French companies to invest in Egypt

  Ibrahim Mahlab, the president’s assistant for national projects and former acting prime minister, called on French investors to invest in Egypt on Monday. Mahlab held a speech during a conference organised by the French-language newspaper Al-Ahram Hebdo, in which he said the government has taken a number of steps aimed at reforming Egypt’s business …

Mostafa Fahmy

Egypt through the eyes of Alyssa Ramos

“I traveled to Egypt, and yes, it was safe”—this is how American blogger Alyssa Ramos started her article, published in Huffington Post on 28 October, aiming to encourage foreigners to visit Egypt in neglect of all the warnings they may hear in international media outlets about Egypt’s instability. Ramos is known for being an independent …

Rana Khaled

Number of tourists to Egypt drops by 41% y-o-y: CAPMAS 

The number of tourist arrivals from all countries reached 473,000 during September this year, compared to 802,000 tourists during the same month in 2015—a decrease of 41%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS stated in its monthly bulletin this week that the countries that most influenced the rate were …

Daily News Egypt

2017 will not be the year tourism to Egypt improves: experts

According Russian transport minister Maxim Sokolov, Russia will resume its flights to Egypt in 2017. The minister’s announcement comes at a time when Egypt’s tourism market is in a state of atrophy and starved for foreign capital and experts agree that, while the return of the Russian market would aid in tourist numbers, 2017 will …

Hisham Salah