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Three-month state of emergency unanimously approved by Egypt’s parliament

Egypt's parliament has unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after attacks claimed by Takfiri Daesh terrorists killed...

Seychelles sends condolences to Egypt on Palm Sunday terror attacks

In a message to Egyptian President Al-Sisi, Seychelles President Faure condemned the acts of terrorism that occurred on Palm Sunday in the strongest terms...

Did Egypt make a mistake with the 2011 Revolution?

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...

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...

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

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 beleaguered cou

Egypt: Arab Spring gone wrong?

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

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 quits in protest: ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman releases...

Tourism is one of the major industries in Egypt, and Luxor is a city visited by millions of tourists every year.

Egypt’s tourism minister to visit Saudi Arabia over cuts in number...

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 in

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

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

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

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 Salaf

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

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”

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 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

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

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 flights

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, 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-ye

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

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

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

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, 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 Friday

Ahmadinejad: Expansion of Tehran-Cairo tourism ties ensures “peace, security and brotherhood”

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has underlined the significance of the enhancement of bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and Egypt in all areas, particularly in the

Horrific balloon crash deals devastating blow to Egypt’s battered tourism

LUXOR, Egypt - Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor faces a crippling blow to its tourism industry, already reeling from unrest following the country's uprising, after a horrific hot-air balloon crash

19 tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes, crashes in Egypt

LUXOR, Egypt - 19 foreign tourists were killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted from the sky in southern Egypt, state-run Nile TV reported.