Egypt Tourism Authority News
easyJet to return to Sharm el Sheikh this summer
Following the recent lifting of government restrictions on UK flights to Sharm el Sheikh, easyJet will offer two flights a week to the famous Red Sea destination commencing on June 7th from Manchester and September 30th from Gatwick.
WTM 2019: Egypt seeks to boost tourism recovery in London
The Egyptian Tourism Authority has been confirmed as the sponsor for visitor registration at this year’s World Travel Market in London. The partnership comes just days after the British government lifted the flight restriction to the North African country’s resort town of Sharm el-Sheik.
UK government lifts Sharm El-Sheikh flight restrictions
British government officials have lifted restrictions on flights to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. The decision reverses a ban imposed in 2015 following the bombing of a Russian airliner.
Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay scheduled to open ahead of summer 2020
Rixos Hotels has marked a major milestone in its Middle East expansion strategy after signing an agreement to manage its largest all-inclusive luxury resort on the Red Sea coast of Egypt.
ATM 2019: Egypt to welcome growth in Middle Eastern tourism
Arrivals from the Middle East to Egypt are expected to increase 50 per cent from 1.49 million in 2018 to 2.23 million in 2022, with visitors from Saudi Arabia driving this growth, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019.
WTM 2018: Egypt showcases renewed offering to UK travel trade
Egypt minister of tourism, Rania Al-Mashat, is in London to highlight the country’s revitalised tourism offer to UK audiences at the World Travel Market.
Marriott International launches hospitality training programme in Egypt
Marriott International has reinforced its commitment to Egypt with the launch of Tahseen, a unique hospitality training program developed in response to a growing need for talent within the industry.
Egypt launches new e-visa service
The Egyptian government have introduced a new e-visa service, whereby citizens from stated countries, including the UK, can now easily obtain an entry visa online.
ATM 2018: Egypt seeks to diversify tourism markets at European growth slows
Arrivals from the Middle East, North America and Africa will drive growth in Egypt’s tourism industry to 2021, according to the latest data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018.
Ahmed Yousef steps up to lead Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board
The Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board has a new chairman, with Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s minister of tourism, appointing Ahmed Yousef to lead the organisation.
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.
King Ramses II takes up position outside new Grand Egyptian Museum
The colossal 11 metre high statue of King Ramses II - crafted 3,200 years ago and weighing 75 tonnes – has moved to its new permanent home in the grand entrance hall of the Grand Egyptian Museum. The new attraction is scheduled to open in November.