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
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - falconry
Summer in Turkey
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
BBC Broadcasting House

BBC Broadcasting House

London, United Kingdom

 If you are not part of the millennial generation (born between 1981-2000) you probably listened to the BBC World Service on a radio and you heard the chimes of Big Ben before the hourly news. If you are a young adult you may have watched BBC TV or visited their website. But whatever your age, you have probably heard of the British Broadcasting Corporation which continues to be a symbol of ...

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chicago, United States

Chicago's Chinatown is the largest in America's Midwest and second largest in the US, home to about 10,000 people.  The city's Chinese population has been concentrated here since before World War I.  Located in the Near South Side, Chinatown is roughly triangular, bordered by the Red Line of the L, Interstate 55, and the Chicago River. The heart of the neighborhood is Chinatown Squa...

Empress Market

Empress Market

Karachi, Pakistan

Another majestic building from the British era. This market was constructed on a demolished execution site. It is another fine example of British/Gothic architecture. It was built in 1890, to mark the silver jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria.The building itself contains four identical galleries, a large central atrium, and a 140-ft high elegant clock tower (whose clock no longer functions).As...

Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty Beach

Mumbai, India

Mumbai’s Chowpatty Beach at the northern end of Marine Drive is where the citizens and tourists alike head to for an evening of fun and frolic. The many attractions here include numerous stalls selling a variety of snacks, the most popular being the famous bhel-puri, chat and pav-bhaji.  One can also enjoy ferry rides and pony and camel rides too. The entire beach is abuzz with activity creat...