Egypt Tourism Authority News

Egypt shifts focus to Hurghada as Brits return

Egypt shifts focus to Hurghada as Brits return

The Egyptian State Tourist Authority has revealed 61,481 Brits travelled to Egypt in the first two months of 2018, an increase of almost 40 per cent compared to the same period last year. The latest figures reflect the broader upward trend for the destination over the past year, with 319,388 UK citizens travelling to Egypt in 2017, an increase of 38 per cent.

Egypt makes fresh play for UK tourists

Egypt makes fresh play for UK tourists

20 October 2017 Airline News

The Egyptian State Tourist Authority is to launch a new UK campaign to capitalise on renewed and growing interest in the destination. With summer over and travellers on the hunt for winter sun bargains, it is the optimum period for Egypt to remind travellers of its year-round, summer-like conditions.

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

2 November 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.