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Egypt Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

Egypt’s Tourism: Encouraging numbers from Milan BIT travel exhibition

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2020

Egyptian tourism has demonstrated its best at the last edition of the BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) travel exhibition in ... Read More

ATM: Gulf tourists will spend $2.36 billion in Egypt in 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

According to new data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020, visitors from Gulf Cooperation Council countries will spend $2.36 ... Read More

GCC tourism spend in Egypt will increase 11% in 2020

editor editor- January 28, 2020

GCC tourism expects tourists to Egypt will spend $2.36 billion in 2020, an increase of 11% over 2019, with visitors ... Read More

Marriott International brings St. Regis brand to new administrative capital of Egypt

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement to open a St. Regis in the New Administrative ... Read More

Marriott International is bringing W Brand to Cairo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019

Marriott International announced an agreement with New Cairo real estate developer, Landmark Sabbour, to bring the W Brand to Cairo, ... Read More

Russia calls off resumption of Egypt tourist flights due to poor security

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019

Russian aviation authorities announced that Russian Federation has postponed the planned resumption of charter flights to Egypt, as the North ... Read More

AerCap and EGYPTAIR sign lease on 2 additional Boeing 787-9 aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2019

AerCap Holdings N.V. and EGYPTAIR today announced they have executed long-term operating leases for two Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The aircraft ... Read More

Plane with 196 people on board burns in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 10, 2019

Packed Boeing 737-800, belonging to Ukrainian budget SkyUp Airlines, with 196 people on board, had some trouble while landing in ... Read More

New EasyJet connection to Egypt takes off from Naples to Hurghada

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 4, 2019

The easyJet airline has kicked off a new connection to Egypt that flies from Naples, Italy, to Hurghada in the ... Read More

King Tut’s exhibition in London: 285K tickets sold before official opening

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 2, 2019

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced that 285,000 tickets for King Tutankhamun exhibition in London were sold before the event’s official ... Read More

Egypt Tourism to sponsor visitor registration at WTM London 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019

Egypt Tourism Authority has been confirmed as the sponsor for visitor registration at this year’s WTM London – the leading ... Read More

Flights from Moscow to Sharm al Sheikh? When and how are they resuming?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2019

Russian President Putin and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt discuss flights non stop from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa ... Read More

Middle East’s largest subway station inaugurated in Cairo, Egypt

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2019

The largest subway station in the Middle East and North Africa was inaugurated in Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday. According ... Read More

Egypt’s tourism authorities ban fish feeding during diving tours

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 5, 2019

Egyptian tourism authorities announced that foreign tourists will be instructed not to feed fish during diving tours. Egypt's tourists will ... Read More

Best spending tourists to Egypt are Germans and Spanish visitors

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 2, 2019

Egypt was most popular with Spanish and German tourists followed by the non-traditional markets like India, Japan, and China. Egypt ... Read More

First Airbus A220-300 aircraft delivered to EgyptAir

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 6, 2019

EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first of 12 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based ... Read More

Hisham Zaazou now part of African Tourism Board: Egypt connection

editor editor- August 29, 2019

The African Tourism Board (ATB) announced today that Mr. Hisham Zaazou has joined its Pan-African organization and will serve as ... Read More

EgyptAir’s first Airbus A220-300 takes flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 23, 2019

The first Airbus A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first ... Read More

A220-300 ready for Star Alliance Airline Egypt Air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 23, 2019

The first A220-300 for EgyptAir, a member of Star Alliance has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel ... Read More

20 people killed, 47 injured in Cairo car bomb attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2019

Egypt's Interior Ministry said that a car packed with explosives intended for a militant attack blew up outside Cairo’s main ... Read More

New Steigenberger Hotel El Lessan opens in Ras El Bar, Egypt

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2019

Deutsche Hospitality has continued the "Evolution Steigenberger" by opening a further hotel in Egypt at the end of July. The ... Read More

British Airways and Lufthansa flight suspension: Cairo Airport unsafe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 21, 2019

The UK Foreign Office updated travel advice for Egypt yesterday and warning their citizens: “There is a heightened risk of ... Read More

Reopening of early pyramids is good news for Egypt Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2019

Egypt Tourism has good news. Two of its earliest pyramids located 40 km south of Cairo are scheduled to re-open ... Read More

EasyJet airline: Now flying to Jordan, Egypt and Morocco from Italian bases

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 11, 2019

EasyJet airline is launching 9 new routes connecting Italy to North Africa and the Middle East from its bases in ... Read More

Madrid to Cairo new route on Iberia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2019

Pending approval by authorities, Iberia will launch a new route from Madrid to Cairo on March 2, 2020. The Spanish carrier will operate four weekly flights with ... Read More

Egypt irked by sale of ‘stolen’ King Tut bust at Christie’s auction in London

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 5, 2019

Christie’s auction house just sold a bust of the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun  in London for $6 million, angering the Egyptian authorities, who ... Read More

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts: New hotel in Egypt

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 25, 2019

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. Visitors can choose from historic hotels rich in tradition, lively city ... Read More

Egyptian President orders tourist attractions’ upgrades to “reflect history and civilization of Egypt”

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered upgrading tourist attractions nationwide, in a way that reflects the history and civilization of ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO flies home with South African terror victims on Egypt Air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 20, 2019

African Tourism Board CEO Doris Worfel from Pretoria experienced a first-hand account on today's terror attack targeting a tour bus ... Read More

South African Tourists in Egypt attacked: Bomb exploded on tourist bus in Giza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019

South African tourists visiting Cairo on an Egyptian tour were attacked and injured when a roadside exploded next to a ... Read More

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2019

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people ... Read More

Viking announced expansion of its Egypt program with new cruise ship

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019

Viking today announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a ... Read More

Egypt Tourism Minister: Tourism is key to rapprochement and peace

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019

Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat and winner of IIPT Award said that Tourism and travel are the key to peaceful ... Read More

Middle East visitors to Egypt to increase 50% by 2022, ATM report reveals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019

Arrivals from the Middle East to Egypt are expected to increase 50% from 1.49 million in 2018 to 2.23 million ... Read More

FAA Cairo Advisory: Avoid flying into, out of and over the Sinai Peninsula

editor editor- March 30, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory for flight operations in Cairo in the Sinai Peninsula area due ... Read More

Dubai – Cairo : Increased frequency on Emirates

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019

Emirates will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing ... Read More