Egypt - Tourism

Final touches on the Grand Egyptian Museum will be completed end-February: Cabinet

All work being carried out at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be completed by the end of February, according to a Cabinet statement on Saturday.

Egypt adds over 14,000 hotel rooms nationwide in 2023

Egypt has opened or reopened 14,209 rooms between December 2022 and December 2023, raising its hotel capacity by 7 percent, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Egypt’s share of global tourism grew by 33% in 2023: Minister

Egypt’s share of global tourism grew by 33 percent in 2023 compared to four years prior, recording 1.2 percent in 2023, up from 0.9 percent in 2019, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa told a senate session on Sunday.

Senate’s tourism committee proposes 7 key measures to boost Egypt's tourism industry

Senator Soheir Abdel-Salam, undersecretary of the Media, Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Committee of the Egyptian Senate, proposed on Sunday seven key measures to boost the tourism industry in Egypt.

Travel Off Path highlights Egypt's selection among top 10 list of Google's most researched tourist destinations in 2023

Travel Off Path, the prominent US travel and tourism website, recently highlighted Egypt’s selection on Google’s list of the ten most researched tourist destinations in 2023 and reviewed the factors that attract tourists to Egypt.

Incoming tourism to Egypt hits record-breaking 14.9 million tourists in 2023: Minister

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa said that despite several challenges, incoming tourism to Egypt hit a record-breaking 14.9 million tourists in 2023.

Egyptian embassy in Beijing celebrates 20 years of EgyptAir direct flights to China

The Egyptian Embassy in Beijing held a celebration at the embassy's premises to mark the 20th anniversary of EgyptAir's inaugural flights to China.

In Photos: Egypt's Al-Muizz Street Signage Project enhances tourist experience

In a bid to celebrate and preserve Egypt's cultural and historical legacy, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in collaboration with the UNESCO office in Cairo, has completed the first phase of the Al-Muizz Street Signage Project.

Egypt to host conference on promoting yachting tourism on Wednesday

Egypt's Ministry of Transport will hold a conference on Wednesday in the New Administrative Capital to explore ways to enhance the establishment of local and international marinas and boost yacht tourism in Egypt.

In Photos: Luxor visitors witness annual solar alignment at Karnak Temples

Visitors of Luxor witnessed on Thursday the breathtaking annual solar alignment at Karnak Temples marking the start of winter, which reveals the architectural brilliance of ancient Egyptians.

Egypt's Borg El-Arab airport receives first Pegasus flight from Istanbul

Alexandria's Borg El-Arab International Airport received Wednesday the first Pegasus Airlines flight coming from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Turkey, according to the Egyptian Airports Company's (EAC) official statement.

Egyptians travelling to Malaysia are to submit pre-arrival online form: Ministry

As of January 2024, all foreign nationals, including Egyptians, heading to Malaysia will be required to complete an online pre-arrival form providing information about personal details and the trip, the Immigration Department of Malaysia informed the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh in Hurghada hosted the prestigious "Miss Belgium 2024"

Renowned for its opulence and elegance, the resort was an exclusive venue for the distinguished finalists' traditional trip.

Egypt’s tourism and transport ministries collaborate to maximize Nile tourism

The Egyptian Ministries of Transport and Tourism and Antiquities have collaborated to overcome barriers to tourism on the Nile and increase tourist numbers.

Egypt opens registration for tourism Hajj 2024

Egypt has opened registration through tourism companies for Hajj 2024, a statement by the Ministry of Tourism said on Monday.

EgyptAir operates new Cairo-Shanghai direct route

The flagship carrier EgyptAir announced on Saturday the operation of a new direct route between Cairo International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, where the first flight took off from Cairo on Friday.

Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport receives first Tailwind flight

Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport received Monday the first Tailwind flight from Istanbul carrying 165 passengers.

Cairo Int’l airport site back online after failed cyberattack

The Cairo International Airport website was brought back online in the early hours of Monday after it was briefly shut down due to a failed breach attempt.

Failed breach attempt on Cairo International Airport website leads to temporary precautionary shutdown

Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation reported on Sunday that it has effectively thwarted an attempt to breach the Cairo International Airport website.

Egypt nabs spot in Lonely Planet’s best destinations of 2024

Egypt was listed in the Lonely Planet travel guide among the Best in Travel 2024, holding onto its sixth-place ranking in the list of Best Value Destinations.

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