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CBE extends tourism support initiative to December 2018

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) decided to extend its tourism support initiative to December 2018, an initiative that was originally launched in December 2015, according to a press statement released by the bank on Thursday. The initiative aims to provide financing facilities to tourism-related activities, including the construction and renovation of hotels and tourist …

Mohamed Samir

Miss Greece achieves ‘lifetime dream’, visits Pyramids 

With the aim of promoting tourism, Miss Greece 2017, Maria Psilou, visited the Giza pyramid complex on Tuesday, accompanied by Miss Egypt Farah Shaaban, according to a press release published by the Ministry of Antiquities’ official Facebook page. By visiting the world wonder, Psilou achieved one of her lifetime dreams—seeing the pyramids from the inside. …

Daily News Egypt

7.5m tourists visited Egypt in 2017

The number of tourists that visited Egypt from the start of 2017 until November registered 7.5 million, marking a 54.7% increase compared to the same period in 2016, according to data released by the Egyptian government. Tourist arrivals are on an increasing trend, yet the number is still well below the peak of 14.5 million …

Mohamed Samir

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From Cairo to Aswan: enter Egypt’s thriving cycling scene

Walk into Galal Zekri’s office—the man behind the 10-day Cairo to Aswan NS Crossing (North to Sourth Crossing)—and you find a Google-like, colourful atmosphere, a map of the world, and a white board of the list of engagements and plans to start on. Talk to him, and you find the most inspiring young man, looking …

Yosra El-Zoghby

Sharm, Hurghada hotels marked as touristic hotspots, 97%, 62%, forecasted growth respectively: Colliers

Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada hotels were marked as touristic hotspots with a forecasted growth of 97% and 62%, respectively in revenues per available rooms (RevPAR). The surge is a result of recovering from the effects of the Metrojet incident in 2015, according to Colliers International’s “The MENA Hotel Forecast November 2017” report. Moreover, the report …

Mohamed Samir

732,700 tourists visited Egypt in September

The number of tourists who visited Egypt reached 732,700 in September, compared to 819,600 who came in August, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS noted that the number of tourists who visited Egypt during the period from September 2016 until the same month of 2017 revealed an increase in …

Daily News Egypt

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Nuweiba: Egypt’s paradise of serenity 

There is no place better than the Sinai’s Nuweiba, where you can capture the real essence of the desert: waking at sunrise, just moments before the sun peaks over the mountains, and diving into the water just as the sun rises amidst the clouds. When the night comes, people start gathering from nearby villages to …

Mohamed Samir

Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada tourism hotspots in MENA: Colliers International

A forecast conducted by Colliers International for hotels of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, for the three-month period from October to December 2017, has shown that Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada are the tourism hotspots of the region in that period. The report mentioned that Sharm El-Sheikh benefitted from higher leisure demand due …

Nihal Samir

A visit to Siwa, the land of peace 

560 kilos far away from he hectic, overcrowded grey city of Cairo, the heaven of peace, calmness, clear air exists.  Few hours ride separates people from Cairo, the city of the pollution, noise and stress and replace them with greenery sceneries, fresh air and isolation in Siwa. Siwa Oasis in Egypt’s western desert is located …

Daily News Egypt

House of Lords members demand resuming flights to Sharm ELSheikh

An action request which is equivalent to the Egyptian parliament briefing call, was submitted by 40 members from the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, demanding the acceleration of lifting the travel ban and resuming flights to Sharm El-Sheikh since the Egyptian government has implemented all procedures to secure and develop Egyptian airports. Most …

Nihal Samir