British prime minister David Cameron has arrived in Egypt as the country seeks to normalise relations with the outside world following the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak. Cameron had long-planned to visit the Gulf region but rejinked his to hold talks with the military leadership of Egypt in a bid to help ensure a “genuine transition” to civilian rule.
The World Tourism Organisation has confirmed it will seek to develop its collaborative relationship with Egypt in order to strengthen tourism in the country. The move comes as Egyptian tourism continues to recover from a spate of shark attacks in the popular resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh earlier this year.
Tourism officials in Egypt are battling to contain the potentially catastrophic fallout from a series of shark attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh. The attacks culminated in the death of a German tourist on Sunday, with three Russian holidaymakers and a Ukrainian visitor injured last week.
The deluxe 5* Royal Ruby is a new and exclusive ship to Discover Egypt (www.discoveregypt.co.uk) in the UK and to celebrate the launch into their programme they are offering discounts off seven night Nile cruises in December and January.
Egypt, a country long admired for its culture, history and man-made wonders, is attracting a growing number of Canadian travellers. According to the Egyptian Tourist Authority in Canada (ETA), the volume of Canadian visitors to Egypt rose to 88,591 in 2009 compared with 76,921 in 2007, an increase of 15 per cent.
The land of the Pharaohs has always been a winter sun hot spot for UK travellers, and with exchange rates at a favourable 8.26 Egyptian Pounds to the British Pound it is more popular than ever.
Savoy Sharm El Sheikh has recently celebrated the “2008 Crystal National Award” in terms of food safety, which identifies the Savoy as the leading hotel in Egypt for its high requirement in food safety and hygiene standard.
Mohamed Fathy, Sales Director, Port Ghalib, Egypt, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Hotel Investors Conference 2009 (AHIC).