Africa: Egypt jumps 9 places in Tourism Competitiveness Index

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Egypt has jumped nine places in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in September. According to the WEF’s travel and tourism ranking report, Egypt’s tourism sector was ranked 65 in the TTCI. The report showed that Egypt made a huge leap in the tourism promotion and marketing strategy to hold the fifth […]

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Hotel: Egypt has most active project pipeline in Africa

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A recent report from TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION finds that Egypt is the country with the most active project pipeline on the entire African continent, with currently 55 projects in the pipeline, which is nearly double that of the next closest country, Morocco with 36 hotels on the boards. This likely means Africa’s hospitality boom is being powered in part by the rise […]

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Africa: Egypt profile and Timeline

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A chronology of key events: circa 7000 BCE – Settlement of Nile Valley begins. circa 3000 BCE – Kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt unite. Successive dynasties witness flourishing trade, prosperity and the development of great cultural traditions. Writing, including hieroglyphics, is used as an instrument of state. Construction of the pyramids – around 2,500 BC – is a formidable […]

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Africa: Egypt isn’t the country with the most pyramids – Sudan has approximately 255 of them

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The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, which lies within present-day Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity. The first had its capital at Kerma (2600–1520 BC). The second was centered on Napata (1000–300 BC). The last kingdom was based around Meroë (300 BC–AD 300). Kerma was Nubia’s first centralized state with its own indigenous forms […]

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Africa: Three Egyptian hotels top global rankings

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Three of Egypt’s luxury hotels have received top recognition by the New York-based magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L), earning top rankings on a number of its lists, including “The 10 Best City Hotels in North Africa and The Middle East” and “The Top 25 Hotel Brands in The World.” The leading travel magazine listed two of Cairo’s hotels, Cairo Marriott […]

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News: “Sale of Amun’s head in London is theft of Egypt’s identity”- Sahar Talaat Mostafac

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Recently, Egypt is achieving remarkable progress in attracting more tourists. It managed to organise the CAF in a professional and civilised way that dazzled the entire world Countless effort is being exerted to increase the ratio of tourism toward Egypt through different state channels, including parliament, with the aim of transferring the right image of the country and correcting many […]

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Africa: Egypt conducts pilot operation of new airport in administrative capital

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Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday conducted a pilot operation of the New Administrative Capital Airport (NACA), which was built to promote tourism and help alleviate the burden of Cairo International Airport, according to a ministry statement. “The new airport, 45 kilometers east of the capital, will contribute to developing the Suez and Ain Sokhna ports where logistic and industrial […]

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Africa: Yahmesu Ahmose I, the King who freed Egypt

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It is in 1730 BC that foreign invaders entered Egypt. Ancient Egyptian Historian, Manethon, described them by these words: “unexpectedly, some men from an unknown race coming from the East had the audacity to invade our country [Egypt], and with neither any difficulty nor any battle, they brutally took it over. Those people were named hyksôs, which means” kings-pastors” Because […]

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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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