News: Egypt to establish largest medical tourism city in Africa with EGP 20bn investments

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The Chairperson of Badr City Development Authority, Ammar Mandour, announced that Egypt will begin the implementation of the largest medical tourism city in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa, with investments estimated at EGP 20bn. Ammar disclosed in a press statement on Friday that 90% of the project’s investments are Egyptian, noting that the preliminary review of the project’s site […]

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Africa: Egypt opens world’s widest suspension bridge

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The president of Egypt Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday officially opened the Rod el Farag Axis Bridge which links some parts of northern and eastern Cairo with western Cairo. Supervised by the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering Authority and constructed by the Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.), the suspension bridge, which crosses the River Nile is 16.7 kilometers […]

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Africa: Tourists Death in Egyptian Resort may have been caused by ‘infectious biological agent or toxic chemicals’ during Fumigation

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A Thomas Cook travel agent and her husband who died while on a Thomas Cook holiday in Egypt might have been killed by fumes they inhaled, a UK court has heard. The findings of an interim report into the deaths of Susan and John Cooper by Public Health England were revealed at a pre-inquest hearing in Preston. It said the […]

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Africa: Rival to Egypt, the Nubian kingdom of Kush exuded power and gold

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Rising high in the sky in the modern-day nation of Sudan is a plethora of pyramids. They mark the site of the ancient city Meroë, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The center of a powerful civilization, Meroë served as the capital city of Kush whose robust culture thrived for centuries. Their grand architecture and works of art left a lasting […]

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Africa: Foreign tourists spend over EGP 218.1bn in Egypt in 2018-WTTC

In total, international tourists spent over EGP 218.1bn in Egypt last year, accounting for over 27.3% of the total exports, according to a new research by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global private sector of travel and tourism. It explained that the largest inbound international markets were Germany with 13%; Russia with 12%; the UK […]

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Africa: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

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The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia have failed to reach an agreement in the lingering dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Blue Nile, ministers said on Friday. Egypt is concerned that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will drastically impact its own share of water from the Nile, on which the entire population relies. Ethiopia, like Egypt, has […]

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Africa: Hurghada drives the return of British Tourists to Egypt

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The Egyptian State Tourist Authority has revealed 61,481 Brits travelled to Egypt in the first two months of 2018, an increase of almost 40 per cent compared to the same period last year. The latest figures reflect the broader upward trend for the destination over the past year, with 319,388 UK citizens travelling to Egypt in 2017, an increase of […]

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Africa: Rebounding Egypt Ranked as the second Fastest Growing Tourism Destination

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Egypt has been named as the second fastest growing tourism destination of the year according to the World Tourism Organization, having welcomed some 5.26 million international visitors to date, a 51 percent increase. Keeping pace with the overall global growth of tourism, which has so far seen 21 million more travellers compared to 2016, Egypt attributes the influx to its […]

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Tourism Resilience: Despite Terrorism European Travel to Egypt in Africa and Turkey rebounding

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Foreign holidays remain a top priority for Europeans despite economic and security worries, tour operator Thomas Cook said on Tuesday, reporting a 40 percent jump in bookings to Greece and signs of a recovery in travel to Turkey and Egypt. “Customers’ appetite to go abroad on holiday this summer is good across all our markets,” CEO Peter Fankhauser said. “After […]

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News: Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa named richest countries in Africa

Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa named richest countries in Africa Nigeria, Egypt, and South Africa have been named as the three largest economies in Africa, a continent with some of the world’s poorest nations. Trade, agriculture, human resources, and industry are the major components of the African economy. As of 2012, Africa housed 1.07 billion people in the 54 countries of […]

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