Tag: Egypt

OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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Egypt prioritises tourism sector

Promoting tourism is one of the main priorities of Egypt currently, said Rania Al-Mashat, Tourism Minister. 98% of the tourism sector in Egypt is owned by the private sector and the ministry is in talks with them to solve the issues they are currently facing. Al-Mashat said that tourism in Egypt is one of the […]

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Egypt sees growth in tourist numbers

Egypt saw a 40% growth in the number of tourists in the first nine months of 2018 compared to a year earlier. “We expect that by the end of 2018 we will not be at the levels that we’ve seen in 2010, but we are approaching that,” Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Tourism Minister told the international […]

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Egypt churns USD 4.8 billion revenue from tourism sector

According to an Egyptian government official, the revenue from tourism jumped to 77% to around the first USD 4.8 billion compared to the same period last year. The official also confirmed that a total number of visitors during the first six months of 2018 grew 41% to about 5 million. “Indicators suggest the sector will […]

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Travstarz Global Group opens Mumbai regional office

Starts DMC operations for Egypt Travstarz Global Group, a CTRIP subsidiary, announced the opening of the Mumbai regional office. Speaking on the development, Pankaj Nagpal, Managing Director, Travstarz Global Group said, “We already had presence in Mumbai with our sales team, but we have now opened our full-fledged office with our sales and operations teams […]

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Egypt expects about 140,000 Indian tourists in 2018

Egypt Tourism organised their annual roadshow today at St. Regis, Mumbai with travel agents and select media in attendance. Ismail A. Hamid Amer, Egyptian Tourism Counselor, Regional Director addressed the media and travel agents present at the roadshow and presented various tourist attractions and activities in Egypt. Egypt Tourism is largely promoting their new product […]

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Solar-powered plane arrives at Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Tourism Authority and Ministry of Aviation recently held a press conference to welcome Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane which has taken off from Seville on the penultimate leg of a round-the-world trip which reached Cairo. Operated by pilot André Borscherg, Solar Impulse 2 travels at an average speed of 75 km/h and at a maximum altitude of 28,000 feet. […]

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UNWTO declares Egypt’s Luxor as World Tourism Capital for 2016

Luxor, Egypt has been unanimously chosen as the ‘World Tourism Capital’ this year by the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). It will also be the host destination for the UNWTO meetings in October, 2016. Egypt chaired the 103rd session held in Malaga, Spain in May under the title ‘Tourism and […]

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W Hotels Worldwide to make its debut in Egypt

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced the launch of the iconic W Hotels brand in Egypt in 2020 with the opening of W Sharm El Sheikh and The Residences at W Sharm El Sheikh. Owned by Tower Prestige for Hotels SAE, the hotel will be located in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, […]

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Egyptian Tourism and Visa launch new campaign using social media

The Egyptian Tourism Authority and Visa launches a new campaign, ‘Myeverywhere’, to help stimulate the Egyptian economy through increasing domestic and inbound tourism leveraging social media. The campaign is a unique video competition ‘Myeverywhere’, on the Visa Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, allowing fans to compete using their videos of Cairo and Luxor, for a […]

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