Egypt Tourism Authority News

World Travel Market 2016: Egypt expected to bounce back in 2017

World Travel Market 2016: Egypt expected to bounce back in 2017

The Egyptian Tourism Authority is predicting 2017 as a year of growth from the UK following the launch of a new flight between Heathrow and Luxor and consumer research showing a demand from British people looking for better value holidays in 2017. The Egyptian minister of tourism, Yehia Rashed, speaking at London’s World Travel Market said a tourism recovery strategy for Egypt was underway with major advertising and trade campaigns planned for the year ahead to raise awareness of the fact that Egypt is open for business.

Monarch pulls out of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Monarch pulls out of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

2nd Nov 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Monarch has confirmed it is cancelling all flight and holiday bookings to Sharm El-Sheikh for the foreseeable future. With no indication from the British government as to when the airport will re-open to flights from the UK, the airline is cancelling all flight and holiday bookings for winter 2016/17 and there are now no plans for the destination to be part of Monarch’s summer 2017 programme.

Egyptian Tourist Authority to welcome UNWTO to Luxor

Egyptian Tourist Authority to welcome UNWTO to Luxor

The ministry of tourism and Egyptian Tourist Authority have announced their sponsorship of the 104th session of the World Tourism Organisation Executive Council in Luxor. The event will be held from October 30-31st, 2016. Luxor is also hosting the fifth UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism, attended by representatives and participants from many different countries all over the world.

Egyptian Tourism Authority to revive Red Sea Riviera logo

Egyptian Tourism Authority to revive Red Sea Riviera logo

The Egyptian Tourism Authority has announced it will re-launch its hugely successful Red Sea Riviera logo for its marketing activities in the UK, as part of plans to extend the Red Sea Riviera brand to other resorts. The initiative will see the logo used by the Egypt Tourism Authority and UK tour operators in promotional activities and advertising campaigns to remind holidaymakers of the allure of the Red Sea, thanks to its luxury resorts, clear blue skies and sandy beaches.

Russia confirms terrorism downed Sinai aircraft

Russia confirms terrorism downed Sinai aircraft

17th Nov 2015 Airline News

FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov has confirmed to Russian president Vladimir Putin that an “act of terror” brought down a Russian A321 airliner in Egypt last month. The Russian security chief said “traces of foreign explosives” were found amid debris from the Airbus plane.

Egypt seeks transparency in social media

Egypt seeks transparency in social media

13th Mar 2014 Airline News

In a bid to engage with fans of Egypt, the ETA has launched its official UK Facebook page. Offering fans the opportunity to discover the real Egypt, from rural and city retreats, to local arts, crafts and festivals, LoveEgyptUK will, among other things, provide travel information, updates and tips for planning a holiday to Egypt.