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Hurghada: The version of Egypt tourism you don’t hear about

HURGHADA, Egypt (eTN) - It is hard to believe that this town was ever a fishing town, but it was some 25 or so years ago.

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.

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.

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

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.

Twelve new statues found at Luxor

(eTN) - Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities at the Avenue of the Sphinxes found 12 new sphinx statues from the reign of Nectanebo I (380-362 BC).

Amenhotep statue found in Egypt

(eTN) - The upper part of a double limestone statue of King Amenhotep III (1410-1372 BC) was unearthed at Kom El-Hittan in the west bank of Luxor.

Avenue of the Sphinxes

Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, and Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), along with the governor of Luxor, Samir Farag, did an inspection tour today

Completing Luxor project sites And Giza Pyramid

On August 17, Egypt's Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr.

First Lady Mubarak gains ground in Luxor

Rafat Samir, the head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights office in Luxor, disclosed that the Luxor municipality seized a plot of land of an area of two feddans (almost two acres) and 16 kirats tha

Hot air balloon accident injures 16 tourists in Luxor

Cairo - Sixteen tourists were injured when their hot air balloon crashed in the upper Egyptian city of Luxor, a security source told the German Press Agency dpa.

One French, 6 Colombian tourists injured as hot air balloons crash...

LUXOR, Egypt - Three hot air balloons crashed in three different locations in the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor, injuring a French and six Colombian tourists, police said.Fifty-three other tourists who were on the sightseeing tour were rescued unharmed.