Ultimate Guide To: Buying Property In Hurghada

Ultimate Guide To: Buying Property In Hurghada

Buying Property In Hurghada – Ultimate Guide Last Updated 15th May 2017: When looking to buy a property in Hurghada it is very important to do your research. Most people will begin that search online. A quick Google search for “property in Hurghada” will pull up about 434,000 results. With so many results to look […]

Uber says committed to Egypt, announces $20 million investment

Uber is committed to Egypt despite challenges presented by sweeping economic reforms and record inflation, the company said on Tuesday as it announced $20 million of investment in its new support center in Cairo. The Egyptian pound has lost half its value and fuel prices have jumped by up to 50 percent since the North […]

JICA funds solar power plant in Hurghada with $60m

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved funding a solar power plant in Hurghada for $60m after the project was halted for over two years. Mohamed El Khayat, the chairperson of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), said that contracting took place with an advisor of the project to establish a solar power […]

Real estate prices is a mirror for the inflation: Colliers International

Real estate prices will still go up due to the inflation that came as a result of the currency devaluation, according to Regional Director at Colliers International Middle East and North Africa Ian Albert. Colliers International is a global commercial real estate company. In an interview with Daily News Egypt, Albert said that the there […]

Hurghada receives 133,000 tourists in September, Germans rank first on the list

German tourists ranked first on the list of 25 nationalities that visited the resorts in Hurghada during the first three weeks of September. The monthly statistics of tourists who visited Hurghada, issued by Hurghada local authorities, showed that the city received 133,000 tourists from 25 different countries. Germany topped the list with about 68,000 tourists. […]

Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival can be Cannes of Mideast: Hollywood’s Dylan McDermott

Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has a chance of becoming the Cannes of the Middle East, Hollywood star and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott said in an interview with Xinhua during the event. The week-long event that kicked off on Sept. 22 screens about 69 films from around 40 countries, including 16 feature […]

Thomas Cook to attract 1.5m tourists to Egypt in 2018

Thomas Cook Tourism in the UK aims to attract 1.5 million tourists from all European cities to Egypt in 2018, which is 70% higher than the target for 2017. Hossam El-Shaer, chairperson of Thomas Cook’s agent in Egypt Blue Sky Travel Agency and owner of the Sunrise Inn, said that the arrivals through Thomas Cook […]

‘This is Egypt’ Wins UN Award For Best Tourism Promo Video in the Middle East

‘This is Egypt’ Wins UN Award For Best Tourism Promo Video in the Middle East

The widely popular “This is Egypt” campaign was awarded the title of Best Tourism Promotional Video in the Middle East at the World Tourism Organization’s 22nd General Assembly in China over the weekend. In another win for Egypt’s tourism industry this year, the video was chosen for the award out of 63 nominations, and presented to Egypt’s […]

Passenger traffic at airports increases 0.85% in July

Hurghada International Airport witnessed a significant increase in the number of passengers, recording 431,000 passengers versus 230,000, up by 87.4%. Aircraft traffic at Hurghada airport recorded 3,300 planes, compared to only 2,000 in the same month last year. Air traffic rose in July by 0.85% compared to the same month last year. The total number […]

Egyptian renewable energy projects get $210 million boost

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced as much as $210 million in debt financing in order to “tap” the renewable energy potential of Egypt. In a statement on Tuesday, the Beijing headquartered AIIB said the project would comprise 11 solar power plants with an “aggregate” capacity of 490 megawatts and would help the […]

79k tourists arrive to Hurghada

79k tourists arrive to Hurghada

Within the first two weeks of August 79,000 tourists have visited Hurghada from all around the world. The Germans are the largest group of tourists. According to statistics from the Egyptian Travel Agencies Association, tourists from 25 countries have arrived to Hurghada; topping the list of countries as usual is Germany with around 36,000 tourists. […]

Egypt tourism revenues rocket

Further evidence of a gradual improvement in Egypt’s external finances Egypt tourism receipts almost tripled and worker remittances rose in the last three months of its fiscal year, marking another step in the country’s economic recovery from a crippling dollar shortage. Tourism revenue rose to US$1.5 billion in the fourth quarter that ended June 30, from […]

A Day in Hurghada, Egypt

A Day in Hurghada, Egypt Egypt famously offers glimpses into an ancient past, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t combine a trip to the pyramids or a cruise down the Nile with a visit to this fishing village turned resort town. Situated on the pristine Red Sea, it offers some of the best […]

Bookings double to Marsa Alam and Hurghada in Egypt in June

The surge in German bookings for Egypt continued last month with three-digit growth for Hurghada and Marsa Alam, according to new figures. Antalya showed nearly 20% growth as last-minute Turkey sales picked up. The main Egyptian destination airport of Hurghada and the southern Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam were the big winners on the […]

Red Sea resorts set for high demand among European travellers

Forecast international seat capacities from Europe to Egypt in the six months from June to November are set to ramp up significantly, boding well for duty-free retailers and the beleaguered tourism market in certain destinations within the region, according to travel-retail intelligence service Counter Intelligence Retail (CIR). Scheduled international seat capacities from June to November […]

Like a phoenix, Egypt economy is rising from ashes

At first glance, software engineer Ahmed Elhaz, psychiatrist Mohammed El Shami and furniture maker Mahmoud Shaaban have little in common: One writes computer code, another provides counseling and the third uses carving tools to ply his trade. Yet all three are benefiting from an unexpected turnaround in Egypt’s long-suffering economy. The country recently made a […]

Newcastle International Airport reaches 2m passengers in 2017

Two months after welcoming one million passengers for 2017, Newcastle Airport continues to fly high, after passenger number two million travelled through the terminal. The North-East’s largest airport (UK), recently named the world’s most punctual for on-time performance, reached the latest landmark as passengers checked in for Thomas Cook’s new service to Hurghada. To mark […]


Recently a video has been doing that rounds on Facebook that was too good not to share. 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE COMING TO EGYPT is a video created by Travel Blogger Sarah who left the UK, a secure job, a life of routine, and everything in between 5 years ago to travel the world. You can […]

How to open a Bank Account in Egypt

How to open a Bank Account in Egypt

Have you ever wondered how to open a bank account in Egypt? If you own a property in Egypt then the answer is likely YES! Regardless as to whether you live their yourself permanently, use the property as a holiday home for yourself and your family, or even if you own a property in Egypt to rent, […]

Thomas Cook cancels flights and holidays to Sharm el-Sheikh

Thomas Cook cancels flights and holidays to Sharm el-Sheikh

Thomas Cook has cancelled all its flights to Sharm El Sheikh for this winter and next summer. The decision to scrap the Egyptian destination is based on Foreign Office travel guidance, which advises against all but essential travel to the coastal resort. It is thought to affect around 300 passengers who had already booked their […]

Horse riding in the sea attracts tourists in Hurghada

Horse riding in the sea attracts tourists in Hurghada

Twenty years ago, three brothers from Fayoum Governorate came to Hurghada to work in tourism, wishing to have a project of their own and an extension of their favorite hobby, experience and their work in the breeding and training horses. They rented a place in one of the famous resorts which would be the headquarters […]