Egypt

Egypt Beefs Up Security in Sharm El Sheikh

(Dive Travel Busines News.com -- Friday March 21, 2014) -- CAIRO, Egypt - According to a new report, Egypt has seen a 28 per cent drop in tourists so far this year, when compared to 2013 figures.   One of the biggest losses was from the Asia and Pacific markets, with 42 per cent less visitors venturing to Egypt than during the same period last year.

The country's tourism sector accounts for roughly nine per cent of GDP, but has experienced several setbacks since President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in the social upheaval that marked 2011.

Egypt's Tourism Revenue Plummets 41 percent

(DiveTravelBusinessNews.com - January 23, 2014) -- Cairo, Egypt -- Egypt's tourism revenue sank by 41 percent to $5.9 billion in 2013 compared to a year earlier, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said on Tuesday, a further sign of pressure on one of Egypt's main sources of foreign currency.

The tourism sector in the Arab world's most populous nation has shrivelled since former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled by a popular uprising in 2011.

Travel Advisory Updates for Maldives, Cambodia, Bali, Malaysia and Egypt.

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 27, 2013) -- In addition to the Travel Advisories currently posted for Kenya (terrorism) and the Philippines (typhoons), additional advisories have been posted for the Maldives, Cambodia, Bali, Malaysia and Egypt.

Governments Advise Against Travel to Egypt's Red Sea Resorts.

(Dive Travel Business News - August 19, 2013) -- Egypt’s tourism industry is facing a meltdown as a violent crackdown on Egyptian protesters by state police and military officials that began in Egypt last Wednesday continues, with the death toll now nearing 1000, and over 1300 people wounded.

Extreme Caution Advised when Traveling to Egypt.

(Dive Travel Business News - Friday July 19, 2013) -- The U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning on July 3, advising U.S. citizens to defer travel to Egypt and U.S. citizens living in Egypt to depart because of the continuing political and social unrest over the removal of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Bikinis and Booze are Welcomed in Egypt.

(Dive Travel Business News - May 22, 2013) -- Earlier this month, Egypt's tourism minister claimed the Islamist-ruled country was open to bikini wearing, alcohol drinking tourists as part of his plan to boost Egypt's tourism numbers.

Tourist Submarine Collides with Reef in Red Sea.

(Dive Travel Business News - February 13, 2012) --  Three tourists drowned in the Red Sea after their sightseeing submarine sank off the coast of a popular Red Sea resort. A German couple and their child died in the accident off the resort town of Hurghada. Thirteen other tourists of different nationalities were rescued. Four of the rescued tourists were taken to hospital, state television reported.

String of Tourist Incidents Underscores Continued Unrest in Egypt.

(Dive Travel Business News - February 12, 2012) -- A string of tourist-related incidents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have raised concerns for travel to the area.  Until recently, inspite of uprisings, travel to Egypt has been relatively safe, although travel advisories have warned of travel to Cairo, following the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak last year.

Travel Alert Continues for Egypt: Ongoing Election Upheaval, Civil Unrest

(Dive Travel Business News - January 2, 2012) -- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to Egypt, except for Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, and the main tourist centres of Luxor and Aswan, due to the unpredictable security situation and continuing demonstrations throughout the country.

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