General Travel News

Egypt launches campaign to bring in more tourists

May 4- The Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) on Monday announced the launch of its Dh18.3 million ($5 million) promotional campaign called "Egypt: The Beginning of the Tale" to bring in more Arab tourists to the region. This is largely because the number of visitors to Egypt went down by 2.4 per cent in 2009 given the recession, said Amr El Ezabi, Chairman of ETA."We went from 12.8 million visitors in 2008 to 12.5 million in 2009," he said, pointing out that tourism has picked up once again.
The Egyptian city of Alexandria was chosen this year as the capital of Arab tourism by the Arab Ministerial Council of Tourism in order to promote inter-Arab tourism. The aim is, said Al Ezabi, to increase tourists from the Arab world to 15 per cent. The countries being targeted in this regard are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, Syria and Lebanon.
The campaign includes television and print advertising, in addition to the revamping of ETA's official Arabic website.
 

More General Travel News
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Luxury cruiseliner Crystal Symphony makes Dubai first port of call
Latest Travel News
Emirates to launch services to Santiago ...
First floating drive-through debuts in D...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Featured Sights To See
Museum of Sacred Art

Museum of Sacred Art

Sao Paulo, Brazil

As the name suggests, this museum has about 4,000 artifacts that are considered sacred in Brazil. There are some fabulous baroque and rococo art pieces that are worth seeing. The artifacts date as far back as the 17th century. Address : Av. Tiradentes 676, Centro Tel : 011-3326-1373 Timings : Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm Entry fee : R$4  ...

Children’s Museum Frankfurt

Children’s Museum Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

Housed within the Historic Museum of Frankfurt, this museum is designed to allow children to spend a few hours learning about the city and its culture. There are workshops that teach various crafts, as well as interactive exhibits and guided tours. Children are encouraged to touch, play with and ask about various objects as they learn about the historical significance of each.  Address: Haup...

Ariana Museum

Ariana Museum

Geneva, Switzerland

The Ariana Museum, also known as The Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass, is dedicated to the ceramic arts.  It is located in the front yard of the Palais des Nations in the Parc de l'Ariana.  The building was constructed between 1877 and 1884 by Gustave Revilliod to house his prodigious art collection.  It was named after his mother, Ariane de la Rive.  The museum was eventuall...

Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Los Angeles, United States

This museum showcases an extensive collection of European art and features the works of Rembrandt, Picasso, the Impressionists and Rodin. Visitors will also find a collection of Degas' sculptures as well as sculptures from India and South-East Asia. While you're there, don't forget to take a stroll through the garden, which features fountains, ponds, statutes and various sculptures.   ...