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.
Despite a turbulent time for Middle Eastern tourism, the multi award winning Royal Savoy has gone from strength to strength and most recently has enjoyed tremendous benefits from the outstanding facilities offered at SOHO Square. Breaking Travel News catches up with Dieter Geiger, the hotel’s general manager, to find out what’s new at the property.
Emad Aziz, chairman of the Savoy Group, tells Breaking Travel News about his extraordinary idea to recreate London’s Oxford Street in the spectacular SOHO Square. The entrepreneur, who has been supporting the Egyptian Tourist Board’s drive to rebuild confidence in the country, sees a bright future for sunny Sharm, which has been attracting new visitors in recent months following a host of exciting new developments.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt’s leading Red Sea destination, will play host to singer-songwriter Peter Andre. This will be one of his first concerts to promote the release of his new single Perfect Nile. Andre will perform at the award-winning Soho Square, a venue voted ‘World Leading Entertainment Centre 2010’ by World Travel Awards.
The award-winning SOHO Square – the most popular place for visitors to eat, drink, have fun and shop on the Red Sea – is playing host to singer songwriter Peter Andre on 2 September 2011, and will mark one of his first concerts to promote the release of his new single Perfect Night. A fortnight later the top entertainment complex in Sharm el Sheikh will play host to the World Travel Awards.
A shark believed to behind a series of attacks off Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, may have a damaged sensory system leaving it unable to distinguish between a human and a vulnerable fish, according to a leading marine biologist. Meanwhile authorities have given the go-ahead for scuba diving to resume in some areas.
Red Sea Holidays Managing Director Peter Kearns has mobilised his team to reassure customers both already in resort and travelling to the Red Sea. This follows the rare attacks that have seen reef sharks attack humans over the last week leaving three hospitalised and one elderly German lady dead.
A 70-year-old German tourist has died in a shark attack off the coast of Sharm el-Sheikh – the latest in a series of shark attacks in the Red Sea over the past five days. A number of tour operators have cancelled all water sports and boat trips following the attacks, which have sparked a panic akin to the movie “Jaws”.