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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    High hopes for strongman Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi as Egyptian tourism falters

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... the economy. Tourism revenues, already hurt by the 2011 uprising that overthrew long-time president Hosni Mubarak, plunged from US$12.5 billion in 2010 to US$5.8 billion last year. Sisi's support campaign in Sharm el-Sheikh is coordinated by a former intelligence officer who now works in tourism. His daughter, hotel manager Gina el-Gafy, works the phone to organise a pro-Sisi rally ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt plans to build new Suez Canal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... that has suffered a slump in tourism and foreign investment since the 2011 uprising. The new channel, part of a larger project to expand the Suez port and shipping facilities, aims to raise ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Luxor resumes hot-air balloon trips for tourists despite pledge after tragedy

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 07:12pm by Tony Cheung, John Carney

    ... Tony Cheung and John Carney Five operators get green light to take off, despite promise of no flights until end of investigation Luxor resumes hot-air balloon trips for tourists Egyptian authorities have backtracked on a promise by allowing balloon flight ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Nine Hong Kong tourists die in Egypt balloon fire

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 08:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, AFP

    ... Lai Ying-kit and Agence France-Presse in Cairo A hot air balloon exploded as it was flying over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on Tuesday, killing 19 people including nine tourists from Hong Kong. Nationals from Japan, France and Britain were also r ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s president Sisi ‘will not interfere’ in ruling on Al-Jazeera journalists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:18am by GDN and Reuters

    ... Egypt [is] not safe for tourism.” It is this hostile domestic reaction to Al-Jazeera that may dissuade Egypt’s new president from pardoning the defendants – a move foreign observers have ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian election front runner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calls for big turnout

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... in "unprecedented numbers for the sake of Egypt", according to an official statement outlining comments he made during a meeting on Sunday with investors in the tourism industry. An alliance ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Jihadist group claims bombing of tourist bus in Egypt

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Two Egyptians were also wounded in the blast. The head of Egypt’s Chamber of Tourism said the attack could have been aimed at hitting the tourism industry, one of Egypt’s top revenue generators. “The attack aimed at harming tourism in general,” said Elhami al-Zayat. The Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) has claimed responsibility ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Militant group warns tourists to leave Egypt after suicide bombing kills four

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... website. Tourism was a major employer and accounted for more than 10 per cent of gross domestic product before the revolt. Visitors are again down since army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi deposed ... It took Mubarak years to put down the 1990s insurgency which targeted senior government officials and foreign visitors, gutting tourism. Ansar enjoys tacit support from at least some ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Political unrest scares tourists away from Luxor, Egypt

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxor Political upheaval has scared visitors away from one of country'smost popular tourist destinations, causing economic hardship Egyptian tourism pays price ... rocked the tourism industry, which was vital to the country's economy. Salah, 51, earned a living showing tourists around Luxor in his horse carriage, but now the father of four, ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Luxor workers rise against Islamist governor linked to 1997 massacre

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Luxor They fear his link to group responsible for 1997 massacre will hurt struggling tourism sector Luxor workers rise against new Islamist governor Angry tourism ... in the ancient city and shattered Egypt's tourism sector. Their anger was triggered on Sunday when President Mohammed Mursi named Adel el-Khayat provincial governor. El-Khayat is a member ...




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