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$2.5 bn lost income for Egyptian tourism since 2011

$2.5 bn lost income for Egyptian tourism since 2011 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The tourism ministry is preparing a new campaign to promote Egypt by live-streaming images of the country around the world.

 

Egypt’s tourism sector incurred losses in expected income of around $2.5 billion since the revolution started in January 2011, state-run daily newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday, citing the minister of tourism.

 

About 11.5 million tourists visited the country in 2012 and generated some $10 billion in revenues.

 

In 2010, around 14.7 million tourists visited Egypt, generating $12.5 billion in revenues, official data showed.

Hisham Zaazou, Egypt’s minister of tourism, will reportedly launch a live streaming channel to allow tourists to ascertain the security situation in Egypt, and to promote the country as a safe tourist destination.  The ministry will provide big screens to different countries, to display live images from Egypt.  The move comes after an agreement was made with the state’s ministry of telecommunication.

 

More on: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/65304/Business/Economy/-bn-lost-income-for-Egyptian-tourism-since-.aspx

 

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Egypt a 'Sicke' Destination [Horror in Hurghada, Egypt Anatomy of an Eco-Holiday by G. Sillence]

Egypt a 'Sicke' Destination [Horror in Hurghada, Egypt  Anatomy of an Eco-Holiday by G. Sillence] | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Tourism professionals also go on holiday sometimes, and Gordon Sillence, Executive Director of the DestiNet UN Type II Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, sees red in Egypt's Red Sea mass tourism destination of Hurghada 

 

This year we chose to have a family winter sun holiday in Hurghada, Egypt, partly in support of the Egyptian people suffering economically under political transformation, partly to escape the European weather and enjoy the Red Sea attractions of sun and beach, world class snorkelling, and the rich cultural history of Luxor and the scenic Nile valley. 

What we found was a Red Sea destination that is breaking almost all the sustainability rules you can imagine, with irresponsibility extending from government down to private companies and individuals on a scale that shows why we really need genuine sustainable and responsible tourism to become mainstream - urgently.

Four years ago in my professional capacity as a sustainable tourism consultant I was invited 100 km further north to El Gouna, a purpose-built showcase sustainable/responsible tourism resort development in the same sea-fronted desert area.

Hurghada turned out to be the complete opposite - it's packaged up as Red Sea sun, sand, snorkelling and dive destination, but as usual you can't believe the trip-advised, booking.con e-brochure these days.  Roll on the days of a genuine, internationally understandable destination monitoring and certification system … for now I would like to see the development of a SICKE destination label - Structurally Inadequate with a Completely Knackered Environment - so informed travellers can avoid places like this.


The entire destination has been developed by a bunch of once-lers whose legacy is, once again, the trashing of paradise through nature tourism. From the under-construction airport onwards, Hurghada appears at first as one endless unfinished building site, full of wind-blown rubbish. Our centrally-located hotel was surrounded by more plastic debris and unfinished hotel constructions (not seen from its website) all the way to alleged beach front, which has been completely artificially re-modeled, privatized and segmented, with no public access and no beach worth accessing anyway, with the water-line defined by floating rubbish, and a flotsam flotilla of dive boats cluttering the coastline view.

 

Over 700 dive boats ferry thousands of tourists on day trips promising underwater ecotourism adventure, but in fact they have completely devastated the coral reefs in the region, their propellers too close to the corals, mooring their anchors directly on the reef, and massing in ridiculous numbers.  Giftun Island, once a Red Sea snorkelling paradise, now sees hundreds of unsuspecting tourists dumped on a windswept un-shaded desert island shoreline awash with smaller ferry boats, again churning the corals that used to be the islands' key attraction. I don't even want to mention the idiotic antics of the ignorant crew that replaced no attempt to provide environmental information to the luckless snorkelers on board. (...)

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A UK foreign office tourism warning was issued for Cairo and the Sharm-el Sheik area when we arrived on the 2nd anniversary of the revolution, so there's no chance of going north seeing the pyramids on this trip, though we did make a visit to the historic city of Luxor, which unfortunately suffers the same tourism hussle as Hurghada.

 

Having been taken for a ride along with all the other unsuspecting sun sea and snorkelling eco-tourists who arrived here, my family and I are  now moving further south in search of what the Red Sea really promises. The great shame is that Egypt really does have a lot to offer, and in this time of transition it is still a safe place to travel.  But never to Hurghada again for me …

More on: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2005244&c=setreg&region=2

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"Post revolution: What is Luxor like?" by Jane Akshar

"Post revolution: What is Luxor like?" by Jane Akshar | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Well Luxor is so not Cairo and even there the problems are localised to a few, small distinct areas. I have friends in Cairo living at the back of Tahrir Square who have had no idea there is anything going on. Here in Luxor nothing changes and the pace of life is the same, except it is not. Because of the media portrayal there are no tourists. Now in Luxor this is a huge problem because we have nothing else. The entire economy of the city is dependent on tourism, there is NOTHING else. So at first, people tightened their belts and lived on savings. Now desperation is sinking, medicines can’t be bought, meat is a distant memory, children haven’t got books for school. The wife of our chef died, she was having treatment for breast cancer but he could no longer afford the medicine. There are shortages of petrol, gas bottles for cooking, food staples such as oil, flour, tea and sugar. There is no end in sight and meanwhile intellectuals in Cairo demonstrate about some obscure and irrelevant political point. The people of Luxor will tell you it was better under Mubarak, they may not have had democracy but what does that means to a subsistence farmer or a tour guide supporting an extended family. They did have food, work and security. Tourists were relaxed and happy, 10,000 a day at Karnak sometimes 12,000. Plenty of tips. Now they are lucky to get a 10th of that and it is mostly day trippers from the Red Sea not people eating, drinking, and shopping in Luxor.


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Egypt's move to ban alcohol sales could hit tourism

Egypt is banning alcohol sales in new urban areas prompting fears that the curbs could spread wider.

Ruling Islamists have decided not to renew licences to sell alcohol but current ones will run until they expire.

Tour operators are concerned that the current move could give a negative message to potential tourists and decision-makers in tourism and that the alcohol ban could extend to hotels.

Nabil Abbas, the vice president of the New Urban Communities Authorities (NUCA), told Reuters on Sunday that the government would no longer issue licences for the sale of alcohol in new residential settlements on the outskirts of Cairo, Alexandria and other big cities.

"NUCA has stopped renewing licenses to sell alcohol but the current ones will continue until they expire," Abbas said. "Representatives of the residents in new suburbs complained that the sale of alcohol leads to problems including attacking women and randomly ringing doorbells of people's homes."

Karim Mohsen, managing director of Sylvia Tours and board member of the Egyptian Travel Agents Association, told Reuters if the ban spread to hotels and restaurants, it could really hurt Egypt's ailing tourism industry.

He said: "The fear where tourism is concerned is not of banning alcohol stores. The fear is that alcohol would be banned from hotels which would impact foreign tourists, and in restaurants it could also impact Arab tourists.

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Egypt's Tourism Allocates EGP20 mln For Developing Sharm Al Sheikh Port

Egypt's Tourism Allocates EGP20 mln For Developing Sharm Al Sheikh Port | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Capitan Tarek El Gamal, Director of Sharm Al Sheikh Port, announced that the port received about 300.000 tourists during the last touristic season; referring that the current indicators confirm that the number of tourists coming through Sharm Al Sheikh Port will go up by 15% during the current season, which ends at April.

The engineering center at Alexandria University has finished the development plan and the Tourism Ministry approved allocating EGP 20 million to implement it.

 

He elaborated that the development process includes building a big equipped hall for arrival and departure, besides a building for services, another one for management and 2 new sidewalks to receive more touristic ships.(...)

 

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Egypt's alcohol ban raises tourism doubts

Egypt's alcohol ban raises tourism doubts | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

This week the government – led by Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, which has strong links to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood – said it will no longer issue licenses to sell alcohol in some urban areas, including newly-built “satellite cities” on the outskirts of major population centres.

Announcing the move, Nabil Abbas, vice-president of the New Urban Communities Authority, said: “We cannot allow stores spreading debauchery in our society.”

Although the ban is unlikely to affect any key holiday destinations – particularly Red Sea resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh – it has raised fears that growing conservatism could soon affect those travellers wishing to visit the country and enjoy a drink. One Cairo-based news website described the move as “the end of alcohol in Egypt”.

But Peter Lilley, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Travel Association, which promotes the region, argued that “financial realities” would discourage the Egyptian government from restricting the sale of alcohol further. (Oliver Smith/Telegraph)

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Egypt's alcohol ban raises tourism doubts

Egypt's alcohol ban raises tourism doubts | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Holidaymakers to Egypt have been reassured about the future of the country as a tourist destination after authorities moved to restrict the sale of alcohol.

This week the government – led by Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, which has strong links to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood – said it will no longer issue licenses to sell alcohol in some urban areas, including newly-built “satellite cities” on the outskirts of major population centres.

Announcing the move, Nabil Abbas, vice-president of the New Urban Communities Authority, said: “We cannot allow stores spreading debauchery in our society.”

Although the ban is unlikely to affect any key holiday destinations – particularly Red Sea resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh – it has raised fears that growing conservatism could soon affect those travellers wishing to visit the country and enjoy a drink. One Cairo-based news website described the move as “the end of alcohol in Egypt”.

 

But Peter Lilley, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Travel Association, which promotes the region, argued that “financial realities” would discourage the Egyptian government from restricting the sale of alcohol further.

 

“Egypt is very volatile so it’s impossible to give cast-iron guarantees, but tourism is absolutely vital to the country’s economy,” he said. “Even those in government who dislike some of the 'negative’ aspects of tourism which offend Muslims – such as alcohol – know it would be madness to effectively close the door to tourists. (....)

 

More on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/9872242/Egypts-alcohol-ban-raises-tourism-doubts.html

 

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Beach webcams to entice tourists to Egypt

Egypt's tourism minister plans to install webcams on popular beaches to prove their safety.

Minister Hisham Zazou plans to install webcams on the country's most popular beaches in a bid to reignite the country's tourism industry. Home to the iconic pyramids and popular resorts on the shores of Sharm el-Sheik and Hurghada, the country has long been a popular tourist destination.

However, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the number of tourists visiting the country has dropped by as many as 2 million since 2010. This decrease is due to the violent uprisings associated with the Arab Spring, and continued revolts against the current political party, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.

Minister Zazou plans to combat this negative perception, arguing that the presence of webcams will entice potential tourists by showing the beaches as safe: "This will give more credibility... when [tourists] see it, they will come."

 

Hisham Zazou is eager to convey that the violence associated with the uprisings was limited to the capital Cairo. According to Zazou this 'one square kilometer in downtown Cairo' should not deter potential visitors from the other established attractions the rest of the country has on offer.

Despite the minister for tourism's plans, the British Foreign Office warns against travel to some areas of Egypt citing a "threat from terrorism." According to the office, a "high risk of attacks" remains despite tight security through the country.

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Egypt expects Polish tourist numbers to rise this year

Egypt expects Polish tourist numbers to rise this year | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Egyptian tourism minister Hisham Zaazou has said Poland is becoming one of the top five countries sending tourists to Egypt, with the number of Polish tourists to visit the country this year expected to exceed the 500,000 who visited the country in 2012, Ahram has reported.

The total number of tourists who visited Egypt in the first 11 months of 2012 rose 17% year-on-year to 10.5 million, generating around $9.4bn in revenue, noted Zaazou.
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Fin des subventions, le tourisme en première victime

Fin des subventions, le tourisme en première victime | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Au plus mal, le secteur du tourisme est fortement opposé à la suppression des subventions sur le fuel. Un carburant utilisé tant par les hôtels que par les bateaux de croisières.

Censé aider l’Egypte à négocier le virage des énergies renouvelables, le plan de conversion énergétique, à l’initiative du ministère du Tourisme, inquiète grandement les professionnels du secteur. Lors d’une réunion organisée par le ministère éponyme, ils ont dénoncé la suppression des subventions allouées au fuel, prévue pour mai prochain. Pour eux, cette mesure est détachée des réalités économiques qu’ils subissent au quotidien, et manque, surtout, de dialogue. (Dalia Fatouq/Al-Ahram Hebdo)


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Energies vertes: 3 à 5 ans pour moins polluer

Energies vertes: 3 à 5 ans pour moins polluer | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le ministère du Tourisme lance un vaste plan de conversion en énergies renouvelables qui concernera l’ensemble du secteur. Il résulte à la fois d’une parade face à la suppression progressive des subventions et d’une volonté de développer l’écotourisme.

Pour Hicham Zaazoue, ministre du Tourisme, il est temps de prendre le taureau par les cornes. Il lance un vaste plan de conversion de l’ensemble du secteur touristique vers les énergies renouvelables. Deux motivations essentielles sont à l’origine de ce projet : d’abord, la réduction des subventions à l’énergie voulue par le gouvernement affectera les prix des services touristiques, à l’instar des nuitées dans les hôtels ou des croisières sur le Nil. De même, l’Egypte souhaite développer l’écotourisme, une notion de plus en plus importante dans l’ensemble des pays touristiques de la planète. Les touristes semblent effectivement s’inquiéter de plus en plus par leur impact énergétique lors de leurs voyages. Mais le moment semble mal choisi. Le secteur du tourisme est en crise depuis deux ans et cette conversion entraînera d’importants coûts pour les acteurs touristiques. Pourquoi alors soumettre tout un secteur à un tel effort alors qu’il traverse l’une des pires phases de son histoire ? Pour Mahmoud Al-Qayssouni, assistant du ministre du Tourisme, c’est le seul moyen d’absorber la hausse du prix de l’électricité « sans mettre en péril la majorité des acteurs du secteur ». Alors que les factures de certains acteurs touristiques doubleront avec la hausse du coût de l’énergie, le passage aux énergies vertes permettra de consommer jusqu’à deux fois moins d’électricité. C’est la promesse d’importantes économies sur le long terme. « Le projet existe en réalité depuis 3 ans et j’y travaille moimême depuis 6 ans », indique Al-Qayssouni, en ajoutant : « Mais il n’avait jamais été possible de le mettre en place ». (Carole Odoz/Al-Ahram Hebdo)

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1200 Tourists Arrive In Egypt's Safaga Port

1200 Tourists Arrive In Egypt's Safaga Port | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

On Tuesday morning, Safaga Port received "Thomson Celebration" Ship, which was coming from Ain Sukhna port, with 1200 tourists from different nationalities on its board.

Captain Waheed Toson, Acting Director of Safaga Port, in his statement today, said that the group will head to Luxor and Quena to visit the temples, touristic attractions and museums. In addition, the group will go to the resorts in Hurghada, this is included in the program of the ships in Red Sea.

On the other hand, Maged El Kady, Touristic Advisor to Egyptian Travel Agents Association, Red Sea Branch, clarified that the touristic program of the groups as wll as the one-day tour from Hurghada to the temples and historic places in Luxor reached 130 buses with 2500 tourists; 600 tourists out of them will head to Cairo's museums, will 1900 ones will visit Luxor.

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The Soul of the Desert Oasis ,New Valley - Egypt

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The Desert guides recognized the magic of the signs. they know how to engage a dialogue between the soul of caravan and the soul of the desert they know how to harmonize .
the steps of the caravan with the desert language to reach its destination in to the Oasis 
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President Morsi invited to open Egypt's tourism forum

President Morsi invited to open Egypt's tourism forum | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt's Coalition to Support Tourism (CST) has invited President Mohamed Morsi to open an upcoming three-day conference – from 11 to 13 March – devoted to tourism promotion, according to CST head Ehab Moussa.

According to Moussa, the conference aims to tackle the main obstacles currently faced by Egypt's tourism industry and discuss possible solutions to the months-long crisis that continues to grip the sector.

Reactivating Egypt's tourism industry, Moussa asserted, represented the only way out of Egypt's current political and economic impasse.

The first day of the conference will be dedicated entirely to reconciling the sector's main actors – i.e., chambers of tourism, public and private syndicates and professional coalitions – with one another.

On the second day, which will be attended by various political parties and cabinet ministers, issues pertaining to relations between the public and private sector will be addressed.

 

The final day of the event, which will be attended by foreign diplomats and international agencies, will aim at reaching agreement as to the best means of restoring Egypt as a viable destination for global tourism.

 

Egypt's tourism industry, historically one of the country's prime sources of foreign currency, has been hard hit by successive waves of political unrest since November of last year.

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Egypt’s ruling Islamists move to ban selling of alcohol

Egypt’s ruling Islamists move to ban selling of alcohol | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt’s Islamist government will no longer issue licenses for selling alcohol in certain areas of Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities, an official has said.

Nabil Abbas, the vice president of the New Urban Communities Authorities (NUCA) told Reuters on Sunday: “NUCA has stopped renewing licenses to sell alcohol but the current ones will continue until they expire.”

The current law states that only licensed outlets can sell alcoholic beverages.

The authority said the move will reduce access to alcohol and will increase safety in Egypt’s suburbs. In his statement Abbas said that the consumption of alcohol has led to deviant behavior in the country such “attacking women and randomly ringing doorbells of people’s homes.”

However, Ahmed Abdulhay, a Cairo resident and an opponent of the Muslim Brotherhood rejected Abbas’s statement as “totally untrue.”

In an interview with Al Arabiya, he said only a small number of Egyptians drink heavily. “They cannot be causing such a large problem that deserves this much attention by the government.”

This is just a way for the authorities to “impose their views” on society, Abdulhay said.

Islamist President Mohamed Mursi’s government increased taxes on alcoholic beverages in December 2012, but they reneged after the move was criticized.
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Tourism concerns

Karim Mohsen, board member of the Egyptian Travel Agents Association, said if the government were to ban alcohol in hotels and restaurants across the country it could hurt Egypt’s ailing tourism industry, hard hit by political turmoil.

Abdulhay added: “When foreigners see this story aired on news channels around the world, they will think Egypt is a mess and they will not visit.”

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Ain Sukhna Port Receives 3300 Tourists Today

Ain Sukhna Port Receives 3300 Tourists Today | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Some 3300 tourists on board of two ships, coming from Jordan's Aqaba Port and Sharm Al Sheikh Port, arrived at Egypt's Ain Sukhna Port at Suez.

The Red Sea Port Authority (RSPA) has elaborated that the Italian ship of Thomson, which was coming from Jordan's Aqaba Port, transferred 1200 tourists, while AIDA Mar ship, which was coming from Sharm Al Sheikh, transferred 2100 tourists.

 

The RSPA has announced about the arrival of two ships for tourism and containers after terminating the sit-in in the port. The officials also announced about the arrival of the two ships coming from Jordan's Aqaba.

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François Tonic's comment, February 18, 2013 11:54 AM
l'égypte va-t-elle faire une annonce à chaque fois qu'il y a des touristes en Egypte ?
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Migros/Hotelplan a de gros problèmes en Italie et en Egypte

Migros/Hotelplan a de gros problèmes en Italie et en Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Hotelplan vit une débâcle en Italie. Le déficit enregistré dans le pays l'année dernière dépasse la perte de 10 millions inscrite en 2011, déclare le nouveau patron du voyagiste de Migros Thomas Stirnimann dans une interview à la "SonntagsZeitung".

 

L'Italie plombe les comptes 2012 du groupe tout entier, explique-t-il. Les résultats annuels seront publiés le 1er mars.

 

Hotelplan a annoncé au début du mois la suppression de deux tiers de ses 300 emplois dans la Péninsule, où ses affaires périclitent depuis longtemps. 110 postes avaient déjà été biffés jusqu'en juin dernier. Les coûts de la restructuration seront très élevés, relève M. Stirnimann, qui ne s'attend pas à renouer avec les chiffres noirs en Italie avant 2014.

 

Le voyagiste de Migros connaît aussi des problèmes en Egypte. La demande y est pratiquement nulle alors que c'est l'une des destinations hivernales les plus importantes de l'entreprise, indique M. Stirnimann. "Alors que normalement, jusqu'à sept charters hebdomadaires relient cette destination, aucun ne vole actuellement".

 

Les affaires d'Hotelplan se portent en revanche bien en Asie, aux Caraïbes, en Afrique, en Amérique du Sud, aux Maldives et à l'Ile Maurice. Les premières réservations pour l'été ont en outre commencé. La Grèce, la Turquie et l'Italie sont très demandées, selon M. Stirnimann.

 

Les prix devraient rester au niveau de ceux de 2012. Des baisses de 20%, comme celles enregistrées après la chute de l'euro, ne se reproduiront plus.

 

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Zaazou announces strategy to boost tourism

Zaazou announces strategy to boost tourism | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou has announced plans to increase cooperation with international travel companies in a bid to revive Egypt’s flagging tourism sector. (...)

Zaazou said he would work to convey the point that events happening in Egypt were purely domestic matters and had nothing to do with tourism, and that in fact tourists were always welcome. He reinforced that tourists visiting the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square would not be exposed to any harm.

He also discussed plans to place cameras in various areas throughout Cairo displaying live feeds of the city in order to drive home the point that Egypt is in fact a safe and stable country.

Zaazou discussed the significance of Italian tourism in Egypt, which ranked fourth out of the top five countries with the highest rates of tourism in Egypt. He added that the number of Italian tourists in 2012 had increased by 4.29% compared to 2011, and that Italians had always been among the first to help popularise many of Egypt’s prime tourist destinations, such as Sharm El-Sheikh and Marsa Alam, in addition to the Siwa Oasis and other locations located within Egypt’s western desert.

He added that Egypt’s current political crisis has had a huge effect on tourism in Aswan and Luxor, while coastline tourism on the Red Sea has increased markedly. (Daily news Egypt)

 

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Top Egypt archaeologist sees hope for future in past

Top Egypt archaeologist sees hope for future in past | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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(Reuters, via Aswat Masriya) - The keeper of Egypt's archaeological treasures sees hope for the nation's future in its pharaonic past.

Mohammed Ibrahim, head of the antiquities ministry, likens Egypt's turbulent emergence from autocracy to the periods of decline that afflicted the nation on the Nile between the fall and rise of its three ancient kingdoms.

"We have passed through similar periods like that, even in antiquity," said Ibrahim, custodian of the pyramids, tombs and temples that bear witness to one of the world's oldest civilisations. "Every time Egypt passes through this period, it recovers very quickly, very strongly."

But for now, Ibrahim's ministry, is suffering from the repercussions of unrest that has hit the economy hard, driving away the tourism which pays his ministry's bills.

Excavation work led by the ministry has ground to a halt because of the financial squeeze. The unrest has also stopped many foreign-financed digs by deterring the archaeologists.

But the 59-year old Egyptologist is upbeat: foreign archaeologists are starting to come back. And while the periods of decline between the ancient kingdoms could last 200 years, he expects Egypt to bounce back much sooner this time around.

"Egypt will be something new," he told Reuters in an interview at his offices in the medieval citadel that towers over the mosques of Cairo's Islamic quarter. (Tom Perrey)

 

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Le nombre de touristes en Égypte en hausse de 14,5 % en décembre 2012

Le nombre de touristes en Égypte en hausse de 14,5 % en décembre 2012 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le nombre de touristes en Égypte a augmenté de 14,5 % en glissement annuel en décembre 2012, a rapporté mercredi l'Agence centrale égyptienne pour la mobilisation publique et les statistiques (CAPMAS).

Près d'un million de touristes ont visité l'Égypte en décembre dernier, contre 900 000 le même mois en 2011, indiquent ces statistiques. En décembre 2010 cependant, le nombre de touristes avait atteint 1,3 million.

Le secteur touristique, source importante de devises étrangères pour l'Égypte, a subi un recul marqué ces deux dernières années en raison de l'instabilité et de la situation politique tendue suite aux troubles éclatés en début 2011.

D'après CAPMAS, le plus important marché source du tourisme Égyptiens est celui d'Europe de l'Ouest, suivi de l'Europe de l'Est et du Moyen-Orient. (Xinhua)

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Egyptian Museum receives up to 2,400 tourists

Egyptian Museum receives up to 2,400 tourists | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday 12/2/2013 that the Egyptian Museum has received on Monday 11/2/2013 up to 2,400 visitors of different nationalities.

He denied reports to the effect that security forces were withdrawn from the vicinity of the Museum.

In press statements, the Minister also denied reports that the Museum's security men had set up road blocks at the main gate of the facility in anticipation of storming it by protesters.

 

Such reports are groundless and bare of truth. They are only meant to cause chaos and intimidate Egyptian and foreign visitors of the Museum, he stressed.

 

Work inside the Museum is going as usual, he said, adding that the Museum doors were closed down at the usual time.

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Egypte: La fréquentation touristique en hausse de 14,5%

Egypte: La fréquentation touristique en hausse de 14,5% | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La fréquentation touristique en Egypte a augmente de 14,5% en decembre dernier, mais demeure en deca du chiffre atteint en 2010 (1,3 millions de touristes), selon le bulletin mensuel sur le tourisme publie par l'Agence centrale pour la mobilisation publique et les statistiques (CAPMAS).

L'Europe de l'ouest est le premier exportateur de touristes, selon le CAPMAS.

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Egypte: Nouvelle planification pour les régions des Pyramides et Nazlet El Seman

Egypte: Nouvelle planification pour les régions des Pyramides et Nazlet El Seman | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le ministre du logement et des communautés urbaine , Dr Tarek Wafik , a décidé l' issue d'une réunion du ministère avec le Dr Ali Abdul Rahman, gouverneur de Giza, le directeur exécutif des Fonds du développent des bidonvilles ainsi que le responsable des Waqfs et des logements, de mettre en œuvre un plan stratégique pour les zones des pyramides de Gizeh y compris la création d'un groupe des hôtels et d'activités touristiques en sus d'investissement afin de profiter des stations de métro qui seront créés à l'avenir.

Il a également été décidé de développer Nazlat El Seman.

 

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Egypt, Turkey sign tourism partnership agreement

Egypt, Turkey sign tourism partnership agreement | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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A partnership agreement has been signed between Egypt's Federation of Tourism Chambers (EFTC) and the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) to boost cooperation in the field of tourism and to promote Egypt and Turkey as key tourist destinations in the region, Elhamy El-Zayat, the head of the EFTC, announced on Monday.

 

It has also been agreed that Egypt will be the "country of the year" in Turkey for the year 2014 as part of a series of marketing campaigns aiming to promote tourism in Egypt and cultural exchange between the two countries, El-Zayat added.

"In the spirit of fraternity, Turkey will be the country of the year in Egypt for the year 2015," asserted El-Zayat. (Al-Ahram, via Aswat Masriya)

 

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Egypt Stable Welcoming Visitors, Tourists - Minister

Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, extended a message to Egypt's foreign visitors and tourists that Egypt is safe and stable and that she welcomes her visitors elaborating that the Egyptian Museum is opening doors and receiving visitors despite being in the very focus of the events sweeping Al-Tahrir Square.

During an inspection tour of the Egyptian Museum yesterday, the Minister affirmed that all archeological sites and monumental museums are receiving visitors normally.

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