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Did Egypt make a mistake with the 2011 Revolution?

Egypt Tourism Update: Did Egypt make a mistake with the 2011 Revolution?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief/Video by Corey Norrell

Given that Egypt’s travel and tourism industry has been suffering as one of the consequences of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, does Dr.

Egypt's mummy king speaks out about unrest, solution, tourism and King Tut

eTN2 0: Egypt Tourism interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass Egypt's mummy king speaks out about unrest, solution, tourism and King Tut

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief/Video by Corey Norrell

Dr. Zahi Hawass is known the world over as the Egyptian archeologist who was the subject of a National Geographic television show called Chasing Mummies, King Tut's Final Secrets.

Business is slow, but Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum are open

Egypt’s travel and tourism industry Business is slow, but Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum are open

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

CAIRO, Egypt (eTN) - The number of tourists visiting the Pyramids of Giza are far from pre-2011 Revolution levels.

WTTC boss on why Egypt travel ban is unjust

Egypt Travel Ban WTTC boss on why Egypt travel ban is unjust

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, has always been vocal about his support for Egypt’s travel and tourism industry despite the uncertainties the ...

Egypt:  Arab Spring gone wrong?

Tourism Resilience Egypt: Arab Spring gone wrong?

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

Since 2011, Egypt has had various transformations and through the process, the beleaguered country’s travel and tourism industry has done its best to stay resilient.

New Luxor governor El-Khayat  bows to pressure, resigns

ICTP echoed pressur on behalf of the international tourism industry New Luxor governor El-Khayat bows to pressure, resigns

Tourism is the pillow of the economy in Luxor, Egypt. International and domestic pressure was put on the newly appointed governor of that city to resign.

Egypt's tourism minister to visit Saudi Arabia over cuts in number of pilgrims

Saudi Arabia reduces number of Egyptian pilgrims to Mecca and Medina by 20 percent Egypt's tourism minister to visit Saudi Arabia over cuts in number of pilgrims

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou will soon head to Saudi Arabia to discuss a recent Saudi decision to reduce the number of Egyptian pilgrims to Mecca and Medina by 20 percent ...

Zaazou: Egyptian tourism sector a "dark horse"

Egypt's tourism Zaazou: Egyptian tourism sector a "dark horse"

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou says that tourism is the "dark horse" that can save the economy in the coming phase, according to MENA news agency reports Thursday.

Egypt’s police releases tourists detained for shooting porno movie in Hurghada

Georgian tourists accused of shooting porn in Egypt Egypt’s police releases tourists detained for shooting porno movie in Hurghada

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt’s police have released a group of tourists who had been earlier detained for allegedly shooting a pornographic movie in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court declares election illegal

Court: Islamist-dominated Shura Council invalid Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court declares election illegal

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has declared the Islamist-dominated Senate and the panel which drew up the country's constitution invalid.

Second Iranian tour group arrives in Upper Egyptian city of Aswan

Iranian Tourism To Egypt Second Iranian tour group arrives in Upper Egyptian city of Aswan

The second Iranian tour group to visit Egypt in decades arrived in the country on Friday, two months after the arrival of a first group that had raised the ire of ultra-conservative Sunni-Muslim ...

Chinese tourists' graffiti deals another blow to "national image"

Chinese Tourism Chinese tourists' graffiti deals another blow to "national image"

NANJING, China - A graffito left in an Egyptian temple by a teenage Chinese tourist and exposed online recently has caused his countryfolk to reflect on how to build a good national image.

Industry insiders: Egypt's tourism not out of the woods yet

Tourism still struggling in Egypt Industry insiders: Egypt's tourism not out of the woods yet

CAIRO, Egypt - Local tourism industry insiders are not impressed with the recent pick-up in touristic activity recently trumpeted by Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou.

Egypt’s first non-alcohol serving hotel promotes "new kind of tourism"

Egypt's Tourism Egypt’s first non-alcohol serving hotel promotes "new kind of tourism"

Last week, the Les Rois hotel in Hurghada opened to the sound of breaking glass as bottles of alcohol were smashed in celebration.

Egypt's tourism minister: Booze, bikinis ok, we need tourists

Egypt sets out to boost tourist numbers by at least a fifth this year Egypt's tourism minister: Booze, bikinis ok, we need tourists

Egypt is open to visitors who drink alcohol and wear bikinis, the tourism minister has said, as the Islamist-ruled country sets out to boost numbers by at least a fifth this year.

Egypt a pioneer for emerging technologies

travel web sites Egypt a pioneer for emerging technologies

Located at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe, Egypt has always been a pioneer for emerging communications and technologies.

Egypt bows to Sunni hard-liners, halts Iran tourist flights

Egypt-Iran Tourism Egypt bows to Sunni hard-liners, halts Iran tourist flights

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt has suspended tourist flights from Iran following an outcry from hard-line Sunni Muslims angered about visitors from the mostly Shiite country, only a week after direct ...

First official tour group from Iran in decades arrives in Egypt

Iran-Egypt Tourism First official tour group from Iran in decades arrives in Egypt

More than 50 Iranian tourists, the first official tour group from the Islamic republic in decades, arrived in Upper Egypt on Sunday amid tight security.

Sightseeing balloon crash deals severe blow to Luxor tourism

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash Sightseeing balloon crash deals severe blow to Luxor tourism

LUXOR, Egypt — The fiery crash of a sightseeing balloon that killed 19 tourists has cast a further pall over this city of ancient temples and tombs, already perhaps the hardest hit by Egypt's ...

Two Argentinian tourists killed in Egypt crash

Visitors die in road accident near Aswan Two Argentinian tourists killed in Egypt crash

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian security official says two Argentinian tourists and their Egyptian driver have been killed in a road accident near the ancient city of Aswan in southern Egypt.

Egyptian court acquitts former tourism minister of corruption charges

Former Tourism Minister Zuhair Garana acquitted in Egypt Egyptian court acquitts former tourism minister of corruption charges

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian criminal court acquitted Saturday former tourism and housing ministers Zuhair Garana and Ahmed al-Maghrabi of corruption charges, official news agency MENA reported.

Bedouin tribesmen release kidnapped British tourists

British Tourists Kidnapped In Egypt Bedouin tribesmen release kidnapped British tourists

CAIRO, Egypt - Two British tourists in southern Sinai have been freed just hours after their kidnapping, an Egyptian military intelligence official has said.

1 Chinese tourist killed, 3 injured in Egypt

Tourist dead in bus crash 1 Chinese tourist killed, 3 injured in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt - A mini-bus overturned Saturday morning on the highway from Egypt's Aswan to tourist attraction Abu Simbel, killing one Chinese tourist and leaving another 13 people on board injured ...

Luxor Governor: Tourism not affected by recent balloon explosion

Luxor tourism Luxor Governor: Tourism not affected by recent balloon explosion

LUXOR, Egypt - Tourism in Egypt's Luxor has not been affected by the recent balloon explosion as none of the booked tours has been canceled after the accident, Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad said on ...

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