General Travel News

Tourism in Egypt growing steadily

April 23- The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday announced that Egypt’s tourism sector  is growing this year after witnessing a year of severe decline. According to the figures released, Egypt's tourism revenues witnessed a 24 per cent increase during the first quarter of 2010, that is, $2.7 billion for the three months ending March. Meanwhile, tourist arrivals rose 29 per cent to 3.46 million visitors.


Omayma El-Husseini, the tourism ministry's official spokesperson, said "the same can be expected for the next quarter up until the end of the fiscal year." The increase is the gradual wearing of the effects of the economic crisis that hit the globe last year which has led to rising consumer spending, he said.


To ensure that tourism growth continues, Egypt also approved charter flights to the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts as well as to Luxor, added El-Husseini.





   

More General Travel News
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Latest Travel News
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the...
New Istanbul airport starts operations...
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Featured Sights To See
The Viking Ship Museum “Vikingskipshuset”

The Viking Ship Museum “Vikingskipshuset”

Oslo, Norway

The Viking Ship Museum or “Vikingskipshuset” is located in Bygdoy, a short bus or ferry ride from the city center. The museum features several Viking ships used in ancient burials that have been preserved amazingly well by the blue clay in which they were buried. The boats are filled with jewels and artifacts, and are definitely worth seeing. This is also an excellent stop for those with kids in t...

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

New Delhi, India

The Jama Masjid is the most famous and most important mosque in all of India. It was built in 1656 AD under the command of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque houses a large and impressive courtyard that can hold up to 25,000 worshippers.   Entry to the Jama Masjid is free. However, be careful with what you wear since you will have to cover-up (no shorts nor sleeveless shirts are allowe...

Boating at Herastrau Park

Boating at Herastrau Park

Bucharest, Romania

One of the largest parks in Bucharest, Herastrau is a good place to take your kids to have a fun filled afternoon. The park also has boat riding facility and has acres of open space for picnics, running around and having fun with your children.                     ...

Bhimsen Tower (Dharahara)

Bhimsen Tower (Dharahara)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: 4215616 Price: Rs 299 Opening Time: 8am-8pm A white tower in the old town, this place has views at 61.88m high – 213 steps above the city. There is also a Shiva shrine right at the very top.   ...