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Luxor’s hotel occupancy rate skyrockets to 90% this winter

The current winter tourist season is one of the best that Luxor has seen since 2011, where Luxor`s hotel occupancy rate reached between 80% to 90%, Mohamed Osman, chairperson of the committee for marketing cultural tourism in Upper Egypt, told Daily News Egypt. Egypt`s tourism industry is poised for success after a decade of fluctuations, in which it suffered drastically since the …

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Egypt reopens Jewish synagogue in Alexandria

During the inauguration , a documentary film on the city of Alexandria was presented on the cultural diversity and its embrace of all religions, presenting also the history of the Jewish synagogue and its construction in 1354.

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What awaits Egyptian women in 2020?

The start of a new decade carries hope for further women’s empowerment. A new year has just started, bringing women in Egypt new hopes for ending violence against them, improving their conditions. Daily News Egypt dug into the major events that scheduled to take place in Egypt in 2020.

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Rania Al-Mashat: from IMF to Int’l Coop. Min.

During her tenure, Egypt’s tourism sector improved and its revenues hiked 28.2% during the last Fiscal Year (FY), recording $12.570bn, compared to only $9.804bn, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)`s balance of payment.

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World honours activism against gender-based violence

For that, the annual international campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” kicks off annually on 25 November in Egypt and the whole world, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, dubbed Orange Day, and runs until 10 December, the Human Rights Day.

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Floating hotel numbers to reach 155 by end of current season

With regards to the EHA’s strategy, he stated that the association is focusing on developing the skills of hospitality employees by organising training sessions covering various areas to improve the level of service in Egypt’s hotel industry, in addition to improving hygiene through the new hospitality criteria.

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