Egyptian Tourism News

Swiss-Belhotel International expands in Egypt

Swiss-Belhotel International expands in Egypt

29 April 2017 Hotel News

Swiss-Belhotel International is planning further expansion in Egypt with the signing of Swiss-Belresort Marseilia Beach 4 on the country’s stunning north coast. Swiss-Belresort Marseilia Beach 4 is the second property owned by Marseilia Egyptian Gulf Real Estate Investment that will be managed by Swiss-Belhotel International.

UK government urged to lift Sharm el Sheikh flight ban

UK government urged to lift Sharm el Sheikh flight ban

30 November 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Industry heavyweights the World Travel & Tourism Council and the World Tourism Organisation have added their voices to calls on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh. In a letter to UK prime minister Theresa May, WTTC president David Scowsill and UNWTO general secretary Taleb Rifai stressed the importance of resuming operations to the Egyptian coastal resort as the current travel advisory is having devastating effects on the country’s economy and social stability.

Egyptian parliamentary group calls for Sharm el-Sheikh flight decision

Egyptian parliamentary group calls for Sharm el-Sheikh flight decision

Following a recent trip to Sharm el-Sheikh, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Egypt has urged the British government to take a swift decision on lifting the ban on flights to Sharm el-Sheikh. Gerald Howarth also said, in a recent TV interview, that a representative of the department for transport “felt that the conditions had been met to enable flights to resume”.

Germany lifts luggage restrictions on Sharm el Sheikh routes

Germany lifts luggage restrictions on Sharm el Sheikh routes

Egyptian minister of tourism, Yehia Rashed, has welcomed an announcement that the German government will lift their luggage restrictions to Sharm el Sheikh. In a statement he said: “This is wonderful news for German tourists and for Egyptian tourism. “This will enable even more German tourists to visit our country and will be very welcome news for Sharm el Sheikh.”

Breaking Travel News interview: Mohamed Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, Republic of Egypt

Breaking Travel News interview: Mohamed Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, Republic of Egypt

6 May 2016 Focus

At the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2016 held at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Phil Blizzard had the opportunity to conduct a video interview with Mohamed Yehia Rashed, the new minister of tourism for the Republic of Egypt. These are the key aspects from that interview which started with a statement from the minister on their key message in terms of growing the tourism industry.