Emaar Hospitality Group has launched Vida Marassi Marina to yachting and marina enthusiasts in Egypt. The property will form part of an upcoming hotel project in Marassi, a master-planned lifestyle and tourism destination by Emaar Misr set by the scenic Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay.
Address Marassi Beach Resort, the second hotel project by Emaar Hospitality Group in Egypt, is redefining the standards of world-class hospitality with its idyllic waterfront location by the Mediterranean Sea, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay.
Two Ukrainian tourists have been killed by an attacker with a knife in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The Egyptian interior ministry said four other tourists had been injured in the attack.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is ramping up its presence in Egypt, revealing plans to add a new modern integrated beach and golf resort to its portfolio of 16 hotels and river cruisers.
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.
Travelport has announced a new multi-year agreement with Astra Travel, the first dedicated travel management company in Egypt. Established in 1990, Astra Travel provides integrated travel services as well as event management services to large local and international firms.
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.
Travellers interested in ancient Egypt or Nile cruises can now fly directly to Luxor following news that Egyptair has launched direct weekly flights between Heathrow and Luxor. The five hour and twenty minute flight leaves London Heathrow at 17:00 and arrives in Luxor at 23.20.
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”.
A new ferry service between the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh has launched. The service can carry 300 passengers and will operate on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The crossing takes around two hours and is currently priced at 630 Egyptian pounds for an adult return journey – around £50.
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.”