Egypt's Samih Sawiris applauds draft law merging tourism, antiquities funds

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 06:43 GMT

Business tycoon Samih Sawiris has praised the draft law on merging the funds for the sectors of tourism and antiquities, saying it would support the financial resources of the merged fund.

40 tourist facilities to re-operate in Egypt’s Red Sea

Sun, 24 May 2020 - 01:38 GMT

Public beaches will be completely closed, in compliance with the decision stated by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli.

Egypt sets conditions for hotels to re-open amid Covid-19

Mon, 04 May 2020 - 12:00 GMT

Minister Anani added that hotels will operate by a maximum 50 percent of their capacity as of June.

7 pillars set for safe operation of hotels in case Egypt re-opens

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 - 11:12 GMT

Hotels willing to resume work in case the government allows internal tourism in the coming period will have to follow a set of seven pillars for safe operation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hotels nationwide complete sterilization, disinfection processes

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 - 03:25 GMT

Assistant Minister for Control of Tourism and Hotel Establishments Abdel Fattah el-Assi said on Tuesday that all restaurants that offer delivery service are being sterilized regularly and periodically.

Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences Wins Luxury Hotel Of The Year

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 12:51 GMT

Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences wins the Luxury Hotel of the Year-Egypt from Niche Awards Festival 2019 organized by Niche Magazine for the second time.

Orascom Development signs agreement with investment cost of LE200M

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 09:12 GMT

Orascom Development Egypt (ODE) announced that its hotel subsidiary Orascom Hotels Management (OHM) signed an agreement with Thomas Cook with a total investments of LE 200 million.

Germany to provide trainers to Egyptian hotel staffer

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 - 09:42 GMT

German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller means of fostering cooperation on training Egyptian hotel staffers.

Tourists visiting Egypt to reach 12M in 2018: Travco Chairman

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 02:30 GMT

Tourist flows to Egypt will see an increase of 40-50 percent year-on-year in the 2018/19 season, Hamed el-Chiaty, Chairman of Travco Group said Saturday.

Grand Continental Hotel: from the debris, a new opportunity emerges

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 05:07 GMT

Once one of the most beautiful buildings in Egypt, the Grand Continental Hotel has seen a significant decline in business since the early 1990s.

Hotel, nightclub evacuated after London gas leak

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 - 12:37 GMT

Almost 1,500 people were evacuated from a hotel and nightclub in central London overnight and two train stations were closed following a gas leak.

What resumption of Russian air links means to Egypt

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 01:05 GMT

Some 3.1 million Russian tourists visited Egypt in 2014, with this number dwindling to 2.3 million in 2015 following the Russian plane crash.

Red Sea Governorate’s occupancy rates increase to 65%

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 - 01:40 GMT

Occupancy rates increase to 65 percent in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, announced the Head of the Tourist Guides in the Red Sea, on Saturday.

Egypt’s hotel reservations in Christmas are ‘very high’

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 11:04 GMT

Reservations for Christmas holidays in hotels of the Red Sea, Luxor and Aswan are very high, Magdi Nagib of the Chamber of Tourist Facilities said.

Spanish hotels company Barcelo offers to take over NH Hotels

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 08:27 GMT

Grupo Barcelo has made a tentative takeover approach for rival NH Hotel Group (NHH.MC) to create the biggest hotel operator in Spain.

Bangkok hotels fully booked ahead of funeral of revered Thai king

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:50 GMT

Hotels in Bangkok’s bustling old town, home to a backpacker enclave favoured by foreign tourists.

Villa Belle Epoque builds boutique hotel culture in Egypt

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 - 12:20 GMT

Villa Belle Epoque is considered to be the first boutique hotel in Egypt that gives tourists the experience of living the Egyptian style.

Accor in $920 million Mantra bid as Australia tourist boom stokes hotel demand

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 09:45 GMT

France’s Accor SA has bid A$1.18 billion ($920 million) for Mantra Group Ltd - a deal that would combine the two biggest hotel owners in Australia.

Hyatt to double its Africa presence, open six hotels by 2020

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 10:21 GMT

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts will open six new hotels in Africa by 2020, the company said in a news release on Tuesday.

World’s First Self-Cooling Sunbed to Launch in Dubai

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - 11:08 GMT

The world’s first self-cooling sunbed will be unveiled in the Middle East for the first time in September.