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Tourism financing from global institutions still very weak, says minister
Many were taken by surprise when news leaked that locally and internationally acclaimed economist Rania Al-Mashat was appointed to become Egypt’s minister of tourism, followingsucceeding Yehia Rashed, who was known for his quite impressive record of experience in the field and for the pivotal roles he played therein for many years. Mostly, comments on the …
Pilgrimage programme is unique experience offered by Egypt as gift to world, says Rashid
France’s international travel and tourism trade fair IFTM Top Resa is taking place from 20-23 September
Illicit Gains Authority referred Zoheir Garana and family to criminal court
Egyptian tourism income increased to $3.3bn from January to June versus $3.2bn in the same period last year
The Northwest Coast Development Project is among the vast developmental and multidimensional projects currently run by the government, according to a statement made by Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zaazou. Zaazou said that the project will serve both tourism and agricultural purposes in the northwest coast hinterlands, increasing population density in the Delta through big environmental …
Tourism ministry launches new stimulus programme for charter flights beginning in November with special subsidies for Luxor, Aswan, and Taba
Advisory council to assist tourism minister with practical experience
Finance and tourism ministers to meet this month to resolve dispute between Real Estate Taxation Authority (RTA) and Chamber of Hotels over property tax law
The marketing campaigns launched by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Google include the Arab countries, which represent 20% of the incoming tourism traffic, and the nations of Europe, which represent 72%.
Government hopes to remove diesel subsidies in early November in two stages; hotels and tourist transportation companies to receive diesel at actual price of EGP 5.35
The North African country hopes to welcome 7 million tourists this year, a slight increase on the 6.9 million who visited in 2010 before the revolution that ousted a decades-old dictatorship and unleashed outbreaks of Islamist violence that damaged Tunisia’s reputation.
“Despite the road being long, there does appear to be a shared vision of where both the government and direct foreign investors want to be – and that is moving forward,” said Richard Banks, Regional Director of the Euromoney Conference.
Holland, Belgium and Czech Republic removed their travel alerts
CAIRO: Egypt’s former tourism minister was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for squandering public funds, the second member of Hosni Mubarak’s cabinet to be jailed for financial misconduct. A criminal court found Zoheir Garana guilty of selling public land in Red Sea province below its market value to two businessmen, …
By Sameh Fahmy CAIRO: Egypt’s public prosecutor charged the former tourism minister with corruption and barred the ex oil minister from traveling abroad pending an investigation into financial violations, state media said on Sunday. Prosecutors have been investigating graft allegations made against former officials and businessmen after a popular uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak last …