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04.02.2023
13:42 EgyptIndependent.Com More flights from Russia to Sharm el-Sheikh

The Russian tourism company Biblio Globus has increased the number of flights from the Russian cities of Ufa, Samara and Nizhny Novgorod to Sharm el-Sheikh by two flights per week from each city, starting from February 2. The move is done in cooperation with the Egyptian Universal Airlines company. The director of Biblio Globus Egypt … The post More flights from Russia to Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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03.02.2023
18:12 EgyptIndependent.Com 2nd Talgo train trip in Egypt launched on Cairo-Luxor line

The Ministry of Transport has announced the launch of the second luxury train  on the Cairo-Luxor line. This will start on Sunday, February 5, after the launch of the first trip on the Cairo-Alexandria line at the end of December. The second trip of the luxury train, TALGO, on the Cairo-Luxor line, will kick off … The post 2nd Talgo train trip in Egypt launched on Cairo-Luxor line appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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30.01.2023
06:40 CNN Complete Roman city uncovered in Luxor, Egypt

Archaeologists working in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor have uncovered a complete 1,800-year-old Roman city.

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27.01.2023
23:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt’s cabinet denies rumor about plans to sell EgyptAir

The Cabinet Media Center has denied on Friday a rumor about plans to sell EgyptAir. Some websites and social media pages have recently circulated news about the government’s plans to sell EgyptAir. The Civil Aviation Ministry denied any plans to sell EgyptAir, stressing that EgyptAir is a national company and a treasure that will remain … The post Egypt’s cabinet denies rumor about plans to sell EgyptAir appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Cabinet denies rumor about plans to sell EgyptAir

The Cabinet Media Center has denied on Friday a rumor about plans to sell EgyptAir. Some websites and social media pages have recently circulated news about the government’s plans to sell EgyptAir. The Civil Aviation Ministry denied any plans to sell EgyptAir, stressing that EgyptAir is a national company and a treasure that will remain … The post Cabinet denies rumor about plans to sell EgyptAir appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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26.01.2023
15:42 EgyptIndependent.Com ‘Ads of the World selects’ 2 tourism promotional campaigns to Egypt among best for 2022

“200 years of Egyptology” and “100 years of King Tut” were among the best advertising campaigns that were launched during 2022, according to the Ads of the World website. Ads of the World, a global website specialized in highlighting the best promotional campaigns and creative ideas in the field of advertising, chose the two international … The post ‘Ads of the World selects’ 2 tourism promotional campaigns to Egypt among best for 2022 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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25.01.2023
16:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Photos: First family burials from Second Intermediate Period unearthed in west Luxor

The Egyptian archaeological mission, headed by Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, discovered a group of family burials from the era of the Thirteenth Dynasty of the Second Intermediate Period, during excavations at Dira’ Aboul Naga cemetery on the western mainland in Luxor. This discovery is the first of its kind … The post Photos: First family burials from Second Intermediate Period unearthed in west Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt will operate 2nd Talgo train on Cairo-Luxor line on January 27

The Egyptian Minister of Transport, Kamel al-Wazir, said that the second Talgo train will be operated on January 27, on the Cairo-Luxor line. He indicated the second train is currently being operated experimentally, without passengers. Wazir noted in a statement on Monday that the ministry started the first train on the Cairo-Alexandria line last month. … The post Egypt will operate 2nd Talgo train on Cairo-Luxor line on January 27 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt holds first Tourism and Tasting Festival in February

The Cairo Tower announced that it will host the Tourism and Tasting Festival, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the first festival of its kind in Egypt to promote ‘food tourism’. The event will be held in Cairo Tower from February 23 until February 25. There will be a food court … The post Egypt holds first Tourism and Tasting Festival in February appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Photos: First full residential city discovered in eastern Luxor

The Egyptian archaeological mission, headed by Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri discovered a complete residential city from the Roman era, during archaeological excavations in the Beit Yasi Andraos area, adjacent to Luxor Temple on the eastern bank of the city. Waziri stressed the importance of this discovery: as it revealed … The post Photos: First full residential city discovered in eastern Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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24.01.2023
14:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Fitch Solutions expects 52 million tourists to visit Egypt till 2026

The Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center has said that Fitch Solutions expects an increase in the number of tourists coming to Egypt in the medium term due to a predicted decrease in the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian war. According to an infographic report it published on Monday on the tourism market … The post Fitch Solutions expects 52 million tourists to visit Egypt till 2026 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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12:12 EgyptIndependent.Com EgyptAir resumes flights to China in March after 3-year hiatus

The Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Yehia Zakaria announced that his company has decided to operate seven flights to Guangzhou, three flights to Beijing, and three flights to Hangzhou starting in March. The company is shifting to resume operating its regular flight schedule to China as it was before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Zakaria … The post EgyptAir resumes flights to China in March after 3-year hiatus appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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21.01.2023
12:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Hurghada ranks as 2nd best tourist destination in the Middle East for 2023: TripAdvisor

Top tourist website TripAdvisor published a report on the ten best tourist destinations to visit in 2023 in the Middle East, with Hurghada coming in second place after Dubai. Egypt’s capital Cairo came in third place, while the city of Jerusalem came in last. The list also included Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Jordan. These choices … The post Hurghada ranks as 2nd best tourist destination in the Middle East for 2023: TripAdvisor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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20.01.2023
16:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Cairo Airport receives first Chinese tourist group since pandemic

On Friday, Cairo International Airport received the first Chinese tourist group, coming from the Chinese city of Chengdu since the outbreak of the coronavirus. There were many preventive measures and organized facilities in place to celebrate the group. The Chinese tourist group arrived on board Sichuan Airlines, Flight No. 3U 3863, carrying 137 passengers, including … The post Cairo Airport receives first Chinese tourist group since pandemic appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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18.01.2023
15:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt soon to open Aten Museum in Minya

  The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities follows up on the latest developments in the ongoing works in Aten Museum in Minya in preparation for its opening. The Supreme Committee for the Museum’s Display Scenario conducted an inspection tour inside the museum to follow up on the executive position of the works in progress. The … The post Egypt soon to open Aten Museum in Minya appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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15.01.2023
12:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Ancient Egyptian royal tomb uncovered in Luxor

The joint Egyptian-English mission between the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the New Kingdom Research Foundation at the University of Cambridge succeeded in discovering a royal tomb in the Western Valleys area of the West Bank of Luxor. The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said that initial evidence uncovered inside the … The post Ancient Egyptian royal tomb uncovered in Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14.01.2023
12:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Tez Tour resumes flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh on Red Wings

The Russian tour operator Tez Tour will resume flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh airports starting from January 27. The tours will be operated through the new air carrier “Red Wings” company, after the Russian company’s “iFly” flights stopped last month due to flight restrictions over Jordanian lands and airspace. Tourism expert Essam Ali confirmed … The post Tez Tour resumes flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh on Red Wings appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13.01.2023
13:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Daily Mail invites UK tourists to visit Egypt in winter season

The website of the famous British newspaper, the Daily Mail, published a press report highlighting the  advantages of travel to Egypt for UK tourists. There was also mention of the benefits of spending a longer than usual vacation at a low cost: calling on the British to escape the cold weather in the UK during … The post Daily Mail invites UK tourists to visit Egypt in winter season appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt supports measures to increase tourist arrivals: PM

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27.12.2022
14:02 EgyptIndependent.Com EHCAAN reviews Sharm El Sheikh airport upgrade project

The Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (EHCAAN) has reviewed the most important achievements made so far in its project to develop Sharm El Sheikh airport as passenger throughput at the facility increases. The company explained in a statement on Monday that the airport upgrade plan is one of its most important sustainable … The post EHCAAN reviews Sharm El Sheikh airport upgrade project appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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24.12.2022
14:10 EgyptIndependent.Com Luxor governor, Nepalese amb. mull boosting bilateral ties

Luxor Governor Moustafa Alham had talks on Friday with Nepalese Ambassador in Cairo Sushil K Lamsal on means of boosting bilateral cooperation. During their meeting, Alham hailed the deeply-rooted relations between Egypt and Nepal. The two sides mull ways to boosting bilateral ties, in the trade and tourism domains and exchanging expertise between the two … The post Luxor governor, Nepalese amb. mull boosting bilateral ties appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:50 EgyptIndependent.Com ETPB: Egypt invests in new regions, tourism infrastructure

Egypt has ambitious plans for sustainable growth by investing heavily to improve its infrastructure and develop new tourism areas, CEO of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board (ETPB) Amr el-Kady said in an interview with the German fvw TravelTalk magazine Friday 23/12/2022. The CEO of the ETPB referred to the setting up an incentive program for … The post ETPB: Egypt invests in new regions, tourism infrastructure appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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21.12.2022
11:22 EgyptIndependent.Com National Geographic recommends Grand Egyptian Museum for tourism enthusiasts

National Geographic magazine has chosen the Grand Egyptian Museum as one of the tourist destinations that it recommends to visit in 2023, a step that will bring in further tourism movement. The renowned magazine invited lovers of travel around the world to visit Egypt, specifically the new home of Tutankhamun treasures in the museum. The … The post National Geographic recommends Grand Egyptian Museum for tourism enthusiasts appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17.12.2022
15:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Even despite war, Ukraine tourists still come to Egypt

The co-founder of Ukrainian tour operator TPG Elena Boiko, said that despite the war in her country, Ukrainian tourists continue to visit Egypt with their families. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian tourists arrive on trips to Egypt with a duration of seven to 14 days, at low cost, via Moldova or Poland, she explained. Egypt … The post Even despite war, Ukraine tourists still come to Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Even despite the war, Ukraine tourists still come to Egypt

The co-founder of Ukrainian tour operator TPG Elena Boiko, said that despite the war in the her country, Ukranian tourists continue to visit Egypt with their families. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian tourists arrive on trips to Egypt with a duration of seven to 14 days, at low cost, via Moldova or Poland, she explained. … The post Even despite the war, Ukraine tourists still come to Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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16.12.2022
14:52 EgyptIndependent.Com EgyptAir to increase its flights from Cairo to Moscow to 14 flights a week

Russia’s Moscow Domodedovo Airport announced that EgyptAir will increase its flights from its airport to Cairo to 14 flights a week. The airport stated that, as of December 19, EgyptAir will start operating two flights per day on its comfortable Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 320 aircrafthttps://www.egyptair.com/en/Pages/HomePage.aspx, and flight times will be 5.5 hours. EgyptAir announced … The post EgyptAir to increase its flights from Cairo to Moscow to 14 flights a week appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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11.12.2022
14:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt’s Public Shops Law goes into effect

The Egyptian Ministry of Local Development starts implementing the Public Shops Law across the country on Sunday. It includes new procedures and requirements for licensing public shops and registering their conditions. The law aims to include various activities in the state’s formal economy and provide a legal framework for these shops across the governorates. The … The post Egypt’s Public Shops Law goes into effect appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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04.12.2022
18:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Renewable tourism is the way to bring 30 million tourists to Egypt: Expert

Tourism expert Randa al-Adawy said that Egypt’s participation in the 22nd summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, coincides with the Egyptian government’s plan to increase the rate of incoming tourism to 30 million tourists per year – with revenues estimated at LE300 billion annually. She added that … The post Renewable tourism is the way to bring 30 million tourists to Egypt: Expert appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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15:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Renewable tourism is the way to 30 million tourists in Egypt: Expert

Tourism expert Randa al-Adawy said that Egypt’s participation in the 22nd summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, coincides with Egypt government’s plan to increase the rate of incoming tourism to 30 million tourists per year – with revenues estimated at LE300 billion annually. She added that the … The post Renewable tourism is the way to 30 million tourists in Egypt: Expert appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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03.12.2022
13:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Health Minister: Egypt ranks 26th worldwide for medical tourism

Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Friday that Egypt ranked fourth regionally and 26th globally in the Medical Tourism Index. Egypt has highly-qualified doctors, excellent hospitals and tourist and ancient attractions in addition to the moderate weather,” he added in a statement. Egypt only lacks unified treatment costs for medical tourists, the minister … The post Health Minister: Egypt ranks 26th worldwide for medical tourism appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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02.12.2022
18:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt ranks 26th globally in medical tourism

Egypt has far greater elements of medical tourism than that on its classification on the global medical tourism map.  Egypt occupies fourth place in the Arab world and 26th globally in medical tourism, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, said, during the Cairo Doctors Syndicate conference on medical tourism. Abdel Ghaffar added that … The post Egypt ranks 26th globally in medical tourism appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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27.11.2022
14:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Video: Egypt launches tourism campaign to attract World Cup fans

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched an international promotional campaign to promote the its country to attract fans of teams participating in the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022. The campaign targets holders of the fan card Hayya to visit the Egyptian tourist destination during and after their attendance to the tournament. A statement … The post Video: Egypt launches tourism campaign to attract World Cup fans appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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24.11.2022
18:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt is one of the best tourist destinations to travel to in 2023: Travel and Leisure

Under the title “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2023”, the Travel and Leisure tourism website prepared a list that includes destinations. According to the criteria and categories set by the website including cultural riches, foods, landscapes, beaches, and others, Egypt has topped a list of other destinations and was among the best cultural … The post Egypt is one of the best tourist destinations to travel to in 2023: Travel and Leisure appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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23.11.2022
13:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt minister, Swiss ambassador hold talks on tourism and antiquities

The Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa, received the Swiss ambassador in Cairo Yvonne Baumann to discuss ways to expand the horizons of cooperation between Egypt and Switzerland in tourism and antiquities. At the beginning of the meeting, the minister welcomed the ambassador, stressing the strong relations between Egypt and Switzerland. The meeting … The post Egypt minister, Swiss ambassador hold talks on tourism and antiquities appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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22.11.2022
11:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Russian airline begins operating more flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh

The Russian airline Azur Air, announced that it will operate direct flights from the Russian city of Kazan to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada international airports Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh will start on Friday, with three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights to Hurghada will start from Saturday, with three weekly flights on Saturdays, … The post Russian airline begins operating more flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17.11.2022
16:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Video: Egypt launches international campaign to promote sustainable tourism

Under the banner “a civilization inspired by nature”, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Activation, launched an international promotional campaign to promote sustainable tourism in Egypt. This is on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change “COP … The post Video: Egypt launches international campaign to promote sustainable tourism appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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15:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt launches international campaign to promote sustainable tourism

Under the banner “a civilization inspired by nature”, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Activation, launched an international promotional campaign to promote sustainable tourism in Egypt, on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change “COP 27”,  is … The post Egypt launches international campaign to promote sustainable tourism appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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16.11.2022
19:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt to exempt fans from tourist visa during the 2022 World Cup

The Egyptian Cabinet has approved facilities on any entry tourist visas to Egypt for any person with the Hayya card designated for World Cup fans in Qatar. Fans will be exempt from all tourist visa fees during this period. It is a chance to benefit from the promotion of Egyptian tourism during the World Cup … The post Egypt to exempt fans from tourist visa during the 2022 World Cup appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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18:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt to exempt fans from tourist visa’s during the 2022 World Cup

The Egyptian Cabinet has approved facilities on any entry tourist visas to Egypt for any person with the “Hayya” card designated for World Cup fans in Qatar. Fans will be exempt from all tourist visa fees during this period.   It is a chance to benefit from the promotion of Egyptian tourism during the World … The post Egypt to exempt fans from tourist visa’s during the 2022 World Cup appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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16:42 EgyptIndependent.Com During the 2022 World Cup Egypt will exempt fans from tourist visa’s

The Egyptian Cabinet has approved facilities on any entry tourist visas to Egypt for any person with the “Hayya” card designated for World Cup fans in Qatar. Fans will be exempt from all tourist visa fees during this period.   It is a chance to benefit from the promotion of Egyptian tourism during the World … The post During the 2022 World Cup Egypt will exempt fans from tourist visa’s appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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15.11.2022
11:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Travel Daily News invites tourists to visit Egypt

Travel Daily News, a specialized tourist site, called on tourists to visit the Egypt to discover the many sights and wonders it has to offer besides the Pyramids of Giza. Tourists will be amazed at the staggering variety of destinations and activities Egypt has to offer them, the site said. Every place in Egypt is … The post Travel Daily News invites tourists to visit Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14.11.2022
01:11 Euronews.Net Activists protest Coke's COP27 sponsorship at Barcelona's Egypt Museum

Environmentalists throw fake blood and oil on exhibitions at the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona to protest Coca-Cola's sponsorship of COP27 in Egypt.

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11.11.2022
20:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Photos: Sisi receives Biden in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

US President Joe Biden had arrived in Egypt to attend the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday afternoon. The activities of Friday kicked off under the title “Decarbonization Day”. Preparations to receive US President Joe Biden included: -Extensive security patrols in the streets of Sharm el-Sheikh. -Providing traffic diversions for the purpose of … The post Photos: Sisi receives Biden in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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18:42 EgyptIndependent.Com US president Biden arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh

US President Joe Biden had arrived in Egypt to attend the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday afternoon. The activities of Friday kicked off under the title “Decarbonization Day”. Preparations to receive US President Joe Biden included: -Extensive security patrols in the streets of Sharm el-Sheikh. -Providing traffic diversions for the purpose of … The post US president Biden arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17:42 EgyptIndependent.Com US president arrives in Sharm el-Sheikh to attend COP27

US President Joe Biden had arrived in Egypt to attend the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday afternoon. The activities of Friday kicked off under the title “Decarbonization Day”. Preparations to receive US President Joe Biden included: -Extensive security patrols in the streets of Sharm el-Sheikh. -Providing traffic diversions for the purpose of … The post US president arrives in Sharm el-Sheikh to attend COP27 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Egyptian-Jordanian military drill ‘Aqaba 7’ wraps up

The Egyptian-Jordanian military drills, codenamed “Aqaba 7”, wrapped up on Friday in Egypt’s Southern Military Region. The exercise is part of a series of joint drills between the two countries’ armed forces to strengthen cooperation and raise military combat capabilities and readiness to face regional challenges. “Aqaba 7” kicked off on October 31, with the … The post Egyptian-Jordanian military drill ‘Aqaba 7’ wraps up appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14:22 EgyptIndependent.Com US President Joe Biden expected to arrive Friday in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27

US President Joe Biden will head to Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday, to participate in the UN COP27 climate summit, in his first historical visit to Egypt in 49 years. A White House official revealed Biden’s program during his visit to the climate summit.   The US President is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with … The post US President Joe Biden expected to arrive Friday in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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09.11.2022
13:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Photos: First Lady of Cyprus visits Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine’s Archeological Area welcomed the First Lady of the Republic of Cyprus Andri Anastasiades, on the sidelines of her visit to Egypt to attend the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, being held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. She was received by … The post Photos: First Lady of Cyprus visits Saint Catherine appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Shoukry stresses importance of Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda

Foreign Minister and President-designate of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) Sameh Shoukry stressed the importance of Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda launched by Egypt earlier today. Shoukry’s comments came during a joint press conference with Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High … The post Shoukry stresses importance of Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt authorities issue statement on ‘naked tourist’ at the pyramids

  A foreign tourist, a blogger specializing in trips, sparked great controversy after posting pictures of her naked through her accounts on social networking sites.   There were also inappropriate comments from her about what happened with her at the pyramids. She said that she was prevented from entering the archaeological pyramids area; for “not … The post Egypt authorities issue statement on ‘naked tourist’ at the pyramids appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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08.11.2022
20:22 IsraelNationalNews.Com Israeli innovation presented at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh

Technologies and solutions developed by ten prominent Israeli start-up companies in the field of climate innovation presented at conference.

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13:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Nordwind Airlines to fly to Sharm el-Sheikh from 11 Russian cities

The Russian tour operator PEGAS Touristik is expanding the reach of its flights to Egypt as of the end of November, while Nordwind Airlines will fly to Sharm el-Sheikh from 11 Russian cities. The tour programs of PEGAS Touristik will be implemented in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from 11 Russian cities. The company announced this … The post Nordwind Airlines to fly to Sharm el-Sheikh from 11 Russian cities appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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07.11.2022
15:32 IsraelNationalNews.Com President Herzog meets UAE president in Sharm el-Sheikh

President Isaac Herzog meets with United Arab Emirates President HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at UN climate change conference.

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14:02 EgyptIndependent.Com President Sisi to deliver speech at Sharm El Sheikh climate summit

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will deliver a keynote speech during the opening session of the high-level segment for heads of state and government in Sharm El Sheikh on Monday. President Sisi’s speech will cover features of a roadmap toward a better future for the peoples of the world and humanity. The speech will also tackle … The post President Sisi to deliver speech at Sharm El Sheikh climate summit appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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12:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Sharm el-Sheikh Airport’s capacity now up to 10 million passengers annually: Official

The head of the Egyptian Company for Airports, Ahmed Mansour, announced that the capacity of the Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport has risen from 7.5 million passengers to 10 million passengers annually. In an interview with CBC channel, he said that the number of tourists has witnessed a significant increase in the recent period and is … The post Sharm el-Sheikh Airport’s capacity now up to 10 million passengers annually: Official appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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09:22 Jerusalem Post President Isaac Herzog heads to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt for climate conference

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06.11.2022
12:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Hotel occupancy in Sharm el-Sheikh at 100% during COP27

In conjunction with the launch of the United Nations Climate Summit COP27, the hotel tourist occupancy rate in Sharm el-Sheikh has reached 100 percent, according to local media. South Sinai Governor, Khaled Fouda, said that Sharm el-Sheikh Airport received 7,500 participants of various nationalities on Friday, and 7,500 participants on Saturday, bringing the total number … The post Hotel occupancy in Sharm el-Sheikh at 100% during COP27 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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05.11.2022
14:12 EgyptIndependent.Com COP27 president-designate meets UNFCCC’s bureau in Sharm El Sheikh

Foreign Minister and President-Designate of the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry on Friday met with members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) bureau, upon his arrival in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh. The meeting tackled the summit’s agenda and its organizational … The post COP27 president-designate meets UNFCCC’s bureau in Sharm El Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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04.11.2022
16:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Financial Times highlights Egypt’s tourist destinations

The British Financial Times highlighted a number of the tourist and archaeological potentials of the Egyptian tourist destination, through a photo report on its writer’s visit to Egypt.   The report began by emphasizing that although the wonders of ancient Egypt are still surprising and impressive, its vibrant present is also dazzling. In the report, … The post Financial Times highlights Egypt’s tourist destinations appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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03.11.2022
18:22 EgyptIndependent.Com First UK’s Wizz Air flights between Luton, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada launched

On Monday, Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai, and Ghada Shalaby, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities attended the inauguration ceremony of the first scheduled flights of the low-cost airline Wizz Air.   There will be subsequent flights between Luton, UK, and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, an official statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities … The post First UK’s Wizz Air flights between Luton, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada launched appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17:32 EgyptIndependent.Com UK PM to attend COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak backtracked on his decision not to participate in the COP27 climate summit.   Egypt will be the host on November 6. The Prime Minister announced only onThursday that he will attend the summit. “There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change. There is no energy security without investing … The post UK PM to attend COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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01.11.2022
14:22 EgyptIndependent.Com PM starts visit to Sharm el Sheikh to inspect preparations for COP27

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly visited the city of Sharm el Sheikh earlier Tuesday to get firsthand information about final preparations for the upcoming international climate summit, COP27. The premier was accompanied by Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad. He was received by South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda at Sharm el Sheikh … The post PM starts visit to Sharm el Sheikh to inspect preparations for COP27 appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:22 EgyptIndependent.Com World turns its attention to Sharm El Sheikh

From 6-18 November, the world will turn its attention to Sharm El Sheikh, where the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) will take place. The conference will be held under the slogan “Together for implementation”, and will see the participation of more than 100 … The post World turns its attention to Sharm El Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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31.10.2022
12:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Thirteen things to know about the Green Zone in Sharm el-Sheikh as COP27 approaches

The Egyptian Environment Ministry has completed readying the Green Zone in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, to host the events of the COP27 Climate Summit. Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad visited South Sinai, on Saturday and inspected the Green Zone and Ras Mohammed Protectorate. The Climate Conference activities start on November 6 and … The post Thirteen things to know about the Green Zone in Sharm el-Sheikh as COP27 approaches appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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30.10.2022
13:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Luxor’s lost golden city named world’s most important archaeological discovery

Famed Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawwas received Saturday the award of the most important archaeological discovery for leading the Egyptian mission that uncovered the “lost golden city” near Luxor in 2021. Hawwas received the award during a ceremony organized during the 24th edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism take place in Paestum, Italy. The … The post Luxor’s lost golden city named world’s most important archaeological discovery appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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12:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Sharm el-Sheikh first environmentally friendly city in Middle East: Official

South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda, announced that Sharm el-Sheikh has now become the first environmentally friendly city in the Middle East, after concluding projects to develop the city before the launch of the 27th Climate Summit (COP27). “It’s only seven days to the launch of the summit, and the world will witness an Egyptian achievement … The post Sharm el-Sheikh first environmentally friendly city in Middle East: Official appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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28.10.2022
18:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Tourists invited to spend winter in Hurghada at cost less than heating cost in the UK

The UK’s Easy Jet tourism company announced a program under its slogan “Escape the UK in Winter”, where it invites British nationals to travel to Egypt to spend the winter at a low cost less than the cost of heating in the UK during the same period. The Sun newspaper quoted the company’s statement as … The post Tourists invited to spend winter in Hurghada at cost less than heating cost in the UK appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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24.10.2022
17:12 EgyptIndependent.Com First aid boats at the ready for Sharm el-Sheikh’s UNCOP27 conference

As part of preparations for the Conference of the Parties (COP27) summit, the Sharm El-Sheikh seaport received the first of several first aid boats ready to serve visitors to the summit. The 13-meter-long marine ambulance is equipped with an air-conditioned cabin that allows the transfer of three cases, two critical cases, and those in stable condition, … The post First aid boats at the ready for Sharm el-Sheikh’s UNCOP27 conference appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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11:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Amr Adib reveals theft of Egypt museum contains 700 antiquities

Egyptian media host Amr Adib revealed during his show on MBC Masr channel on Sunday the theft of a museum at Faculty of Arts in Sohag University of over 700 antiquities. Adib said that the museum was robbed on Saturday, and that it held 15 pieces from the Pharaonic era, 90 pieces from the Greco-Roman … The post Amr Adib reveals theft of Egypt museum contains 700 antiquities appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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18.10.2022
11:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Direct flights from Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh available throughout the World Cup

The Egyptian Airports Company announced the launch of a program of flights throughout the World Cup in Qatar, as part of the tourism hosting programs for World Cup fans. The company said in a statement through its official account on Twitter that it decided to open tourist flights between the Qatari capital, Doha, with Sharm … The post Direct flights from Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh available throughout the World Cup appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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15.10.2022
12:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Dubai Tourism launches promotional campaign in Egypt

The Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai (DET) announced it organized a promotional campaign for Egyptian citizens, citing Egypt as the largest major market for tourism within Dubai. The tour began in Alexandria on Tuesday, October 11th, and concluded in Cairo on Wednesday, October 12th. This campaign aimed to promote tourism to the city … The post Dubai Tourism launches promotional campaign in Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14.10.2022
18:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Largest solar power plant in Sharm el- Sheikh operated

The largest solar power plant in Sharm el- Sheikh started operating, with a production capacity of more than 42 gigawatt-hours/year, TAQA Power, a subsidiary of TAQA Arabia, announced. In conjunction with the UNCOP27 to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, TAQA Arabia will start operating the largest green and clean energy plant in Sharm el-Sheikh with … The post Largest solar power plant in Sharm el- Sheikh operated appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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12:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Ad sparks anger in tourism sector for setting trip to Egypt at 299 sterling pounds

An advertisement for an Egyptian resort, hanging on the front of a UK travel agency, blew up a wave of anger among experts and workers in the Egyptian tourism field, for setting a very low rate for travel to Egypt. Some criticized the ad as an insult to Egyptian tourism that would cause harm to … The post Ad sparks anger in tourism sector for setting trip to Egypt at 299 sterling pounds appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13.10.2022
14:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Campaign to promote Egyptian Tourism in Premier League

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the General Egyptian Authority for Tourism Promotion, launched an advertising campaign to promote the Egyptian tourist destinations during the matches of the English Premier League.   This campaign started during the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton, which was held at Brighton Stadium. The campaign will run … The post Campaign to promote Egyptian Tourism in Premier League appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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12.10.2022
14:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt operates solar-powered cars at archaeological sites in Luxor

The sites of Deir el-Bahari and Valley of the Kings in Luxor Governorate witnessed the start of operating solar-powered cars to transport tourists inside the two archaeological sites with ease. The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said that the start of operating these cars comes as a second stage for the … The post Egypt operates solar-powered cars at archaeological sites in Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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12:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Stefano Ricci leaves thank you message after show in Luxor

International fashion designer Stefano Ricci left Luxor with his family and several guests participating in the celebration marking the golden jubilee anniversary of his fashion house, which was held in the yard of Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor. EgyptAir flight crew took several photos with the international designer, on the plane returning on Tuesday from Luxor … The post Stefano Ricci leaves thank you message after show in Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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11.10.2022
14:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt launches campaign to promote tourism during English Premier League

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Activation, launched an advertising campaign to promote tourism to Egypt during the English Premier League matches. The campaign promotes tourism to Egypt at the stadiums by placing advertisements of various Egyptian tourist destinations on panels, in addition to broadcasting campaign material … The post Egypt launches campaign to promote tourism during English Premier League appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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14:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Stefano Ricci selects EgyptAir to carry guests at brand 50th anniv celebrations in Luxor

EgyptAir operated two flights carrying back to Italy 250 representatives of the luxury Italian menswear brand Stefano Ricci, after they had celebrated the brand 50th anniversary in Luxor. The private flights, which also carried dozens of artists, fashion designers, models, and top journalists, arrived at Bologna Airport on Monday from Luxor, EgyptAir said in a … The post Stefano Ricci selects EgyptAir to carry guests at brand 50th anniv celebrations in Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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10:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt develops the largest tourist walkway in Hurghada

The engineering consultant for the Red Sea Governorate Hatem Diab revealed the details of development of the largest tourist walkway in Hurghada, which was opened a few days ago. Diab said on Sunday that the most important goals of the strategic plan regarding the tourist walkway is to transform Hurghada into a green city, develop … The post Egypt develops the largest tourist walkway in Hurghada appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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10.10.2022
15:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Photos: Luxury fashion house Stefano Ricci celebrates 50th anniversary in Luxor

An international celebration was held on Sunday for the golden jubilee of Italian luxury fashion house Stefano Ricci, at the Temple of Hatshepsut on the West Bank of Luxor. The celebration started with a dinner party in the Luxor Temple in the presence of 500 international figures, including artists, politicians and public figures.   A … The post Photos: Luxury fashion house Stefano Ricci celebrates 50th anniversary in Luxor appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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08.10.2022
11:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Photos: Luxor Airport receives 1st Red Sea flights from Spain

The Luxor International Airport received on Thursday the first flight of the new Egyptian Red Sea Airlines, coming from the Spanish city of Alicante with a tourist group. Egypt’s government plans to receive tourists from different countries across the world, and to open new airlines at various airports. The flight from Alicante in Spain, a … The post Photos: Luxor Airport receives 1st Red Sea flights from Spain appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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06.10.2022
15:32 EgyptIndependent.Com EgyptAir advances to number 26 places in the global airline ranking

EgyptAir advanced 26 places in the latest global ranking of airlines “Skytrax World Airline”, as it ranked 95th globally after compared to 121st in 2021, while Qatar Airways maintained its first place in the world for the second year in a row. Singapore Airlines maintained second place for the second year in a row as … The post EgyptAir advances to number 26 places in the global airline ranking appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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04.10.2022
11:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Hurghada Airport achieves highest number of tourist arrivals in 6 months

The operating schedules for arrival flights at Hurghada International Airport in the Red Sea Governorate recorded, on Saturday, the highest arrival rate since about six months, by receiving 112 regular and charter flights from various European airports carrying about 17,000 European tourists. The German tourist movement coming to Hurghada topped the list of European nationalities, … The post Hurghada Airport achieves highest number of tourist arrivals in 6 months appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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02.10.2022
11:42 EgyptIndependent.Com New winter opening hours for shops, restaurants and cafes in Egypt

Egypt’s winter opening hours for shops, restaurants and cafes have begun on Friday in implementation of the decision of the Local Development Ministry which covers, workshops, handicrafts and commercial malls. The Local Development Ministry instructed governorates not to be lenient in applying winter working hours, especially in light of the state’s plan to rationalize electricity … The post New winter opening hours for shops, restaurants and cafes in Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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11:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Winter opening hours for shops, restaurants and cafes in Egypt

Egypt’s winter opening hours for shops, restaurants and cafes have begun on Friday in implementation of the decision of the Local Development Ministry which covers, workshops, handicrafts and commercial malls. The Local Development Ministry instructed governorates not to be lenient in applying winter working hours, especially in light of the state’s plan to rationalize electricity … The post Winter opening hours for shops, restaurants and cafes in Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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01.10.2022
12:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Tourism Minister inaugurates Hurghada’s first adult-only resort

On his first tour to Egyptian tourist destinations since he assumed the ministerial post, Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Essa on Friday inaugurated a new resort in Hurghada, the “Albatros Blue Spa” for adults. Tourism expert Mohamed Soliman, and the marketing manager of one of the hotel groups, said that this resort is for … The post Tourism Minister inaugurates Hurghada’s first adult-only resort appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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28.09.2022
15:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt takes advantage of gas crisis in Europe to promote tourism

“If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a warm paradise by the sea, make that fantasy a reality with work from distance in Egypt.” That’s the message Egypt is promoting as part of its Egypt winter tourism initiative, following in the wake of Russia announcing it would be cutting off gas to EU countries. Egypt … The post Egypt takes advantage of gas crisis in Europe to promote tourism appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Aeroflot to resume flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh

Aeroflot Russian airlines will resume its flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh airports, starting October 1. Daily flights will conducted from Terminal C at Sheremetyevo Airport, after being halted in February due to the Russian-Ukrainian war. The Russian Consul General in Hurghada, Viktor Voropaev, praised the resumption of direct flights by Aeroflot, which … The post Aeroflot to resume flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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27.09.2022
17:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Discount EgyptAir tickets available for expat families until 2023: minister

Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, Suha Gendy, in cooperation with Minister of Civil Aviation, Mohamed Abbas Helmy, announced the launch of special discounted offers and exclusive prices on EgyptAir tickets for Egyptian expatriate families, as part of a set of incentives for expatriates to facilitate their visits to the homeland. The package of … The post Discount EgyptAir tickets available for expat families until 2023: minister appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17:22 EgyptIndependent.Com Discounted EgyptAir tickets provided for expat families until 2023: minister

Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, Suha Gendy, in cooperation with Minister of Civil Aviation, Mohamed Abbas Helmy, announced the launch of special discounted offers and exclusive prices on EgyptAir tickets for Egyptian expatriate families, as part of a set of incentives for expatriates to facilitate their visits to the homeland. The package of … The post Discounted EgyptAir tickets provided for expat families until 2023: minister appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Booking.com to deal in US dollars, foreign tourism to Egypt not expected to suffer

  The online booking site, Booking.com, announced that it will deal in US dollars for users of the site from Egypt. But Egyptian tourism experts not expecting the influx of foreign tourism to suffer. Mohamed Farouk, former head of the e-tourism committee at the Chamber of Tourism Companies, revealed that the matter is not only … The post Booking.com to deal in US dollars, foreign tourism to Egypt not expected to suffer appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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26.09.2022
12:32 EgyptIndependent.Com Hurghada receives 30,000 tourists in two days

The past 48 hours saw an increase in the number of European and Russian flights to Hurghada International Airport, with the airport receiving 187 flights that carrying about 30,000 European and Russian tourists. The airport recorded the highest rate of Russian flights in two days since the resumption of Russian flights to Hurghada after the … The post Hurghada receives 30,000 tourists in two days appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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25.09.2022
12:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Ninety-percent of Sharm el-Sheikh hotels receive green certificates

Th head of the Business Steering Committee at the Egyptian Hotel Association Alaa Akel announced that 90 percent of hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh have obtained green certificates This comes just in time for preparations for the Conference of the Parties (COP27) which will be hosted by the city, he noted, an important event for Egypt. … The post Ninety-percent of Sharm el-Sheikh hotels receive green certificates appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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11:12 EgyptIndependent.Com EgyptAir: New instructions for ‘tourist visa’ to Saudi Arabia

EgyptAir announced on Saturday new instructions for obtaining a “tourist visa” upon arrival to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. EgyptAir’s statement stated: “It was decided to make it available to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at one of the airports of Saudi Arabia for holders of permanent residence or tourist and commercial visas for … The post EgyptAir: New instructions for ‘tourist visa’ to Saudi Arabia appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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23.09.2022
15:42 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt plans to promote tourism during World Cup in Qatar

The Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and Aviation issued a joint statement announcing the launch of a promotional campaign for Egyptian tourism during the Qatar World Cup, which will witness a large presence of all nationalities around the world. The joint statement explained that Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs, Ghada Shalaby, … The post Egypt plans to promote tourism during World Cup in Qatar appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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20.09.2022
10:52 EgyptIndependent.Com EgyptAir to reopen office in Tripoli after 8-years hiatus

EgyptAir is preparing to open its office in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after it stopped working for over eight years due to Libya’s instability. EgyptAir is completing the equipment of the EgyptAir sales office in Tripoli, in preparation for its operation soon, against the background of Libya’s renewed stability and the return of EgyptAir to … The post EgyptAir to reopen office in Tripoli after 8-years hiatus appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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19.09.2022
11:12 EgyptIndependent.Com Qatar Investment Authority discusses in Egypt launching tourist city in el-Alamein

The Qatar Investment Authority intends to launch tourism, hotel and hospitality projects in Egypt according to the Head of Investment in Africa and Asia at QIA, Faisal bin Thani Al Thani. This came during a meeting held by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly with Al Thani, who is heading a delegation that includes officials of … The post Qatar Investment Authority discusses in Egypt launching tourist city in el-Alamein appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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17.09.2022
14:52 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Over 90% of inbound visitors in Egypt are beach tourists: ECSS

The study said that Egypt has attractive beach activities, in addition to yachting, diving, and fishing activities. It continued that the tourism sector contributes about 11.9% of Egypt's gross domestic product (GDP), and absorbs about 12.6% of the total employment. In addition Egypt`s tourism sector contributes to about 21% of the total non-commodity exports, and 19.3% of foreign exchange earnings, mentioning  the sector growth rate reached 16.5% in 2019 before it was affected by the Corona pandemic.

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14.09.2022
10:52 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt to operate low-cost foreign flights to boost inbound tourism

The spokesman for the Egyptian Cabinet Nader Saad, said that the country is planning to operate low-cost foreign flights to encourage arrival of tourists to Egypt. In a phone interview with the Sada al-Balad satellite channel, Saad explained that according to this proposal,  tourists in other countries will be able to use an electronic application … The post Egypt to operate low-cost foreign flights to boost inbound tourism appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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13.09.2022
14:02 EgyptIndependent.Com Egypt garnering LE30 bln from tourism will greatly support economy: MP

Egypt has garnered LE30 billion from tourism, which Undersecretary of the Committee of Industry, Trade and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises in the Senate Mohamed al-Manzlawy called a “very important” step in supporting the national economy. He explained that tourism will help the state achieve growth rates and provide direct and indirect job opportunities. In … The post Egypt garnering LE30 bln from tourism will greatly support economy: MP appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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