Egyptian Property Tax Dec 2016

Egyptian Property Tax Dec 2016

In late 2016 we heard rumours of a new Egyptian Property Tax being introduced, details as usual were sketchy and mainly from people posting on Facebook.  It appeared some property owners were receiving tax bills and the Chinese Whispers went into overdrive about how the Egyptian Government were going to take properties back from foreigners […]

New secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza

ScanPyramids Mission Teaser_English Version from HIP Institute on Vimeo. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the largest structures built by man even today 4,500 years since its construction.  It is estimated that 2.3 million blocks averaging 2.5 tonnes a piece were used in the building the Pyramid with weights of the blocks ranging […]

Low cost self catering accommodation in Hurghada

Low cost self catering accommodation in Hurghada

Why Rent At Tiba Resort Tiba Resort located in Al Ahyaa Hurghada is going to make an ideal apart-hotel for those taking part in the many outdoor activities available on the Red Sea Riviera.  With 2 large swimming pools, large sunbathing areas, a host of great facilities and one of the best Kitesurfing Clubs (Play […]

Hurghada update Post Brexit

Hurghada update Post Brexit

After the Brexit vote, Rivermead Global Ltd like every other business thought “so what is this going to do for our business?” as we market properties outside the EU we didn’t think it would affect us that much, we were wrong! It has had a huge positive effect for us, we have seen an increase […]

The 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships are coming to Egypt

The 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships are coming to Egypt

The gated resort of El Gouna, within the Red Sea Governorate of Hurghada has been chosen as the venue for the First Round of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) 2016 World Championships.  This is amazing news for Hurghada and Egypt and highlights just how good the kiteboarding conditions are in this fantastic destination on The […]

Bella Vista Resort Hotel Hurghada, Egypt, the facts

Bella Vista Resort Hotel Hurghada, Egypt, the facts

On Friday 8th January 2016, I like others saw breaking news headlines of a terrorist attack on a hotel in Hurghada (Bella Vista Resort Hotel).  The headlines read “ISIS Gunmen Storm Hurghada Hotel, Killing Tourists” then the Chinese Whispers took over and I heard stories of terrorists coming out of the Red Sea like in […]

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, whether it be an apartment or villa, 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 […]

Egypt, why to go now

Egypt, why to go now

Turmoil in Egypt has triggered a sharp fall in tourist numbers, but it is still safe, and if you go now you’ll have its treasures all to yourself The sun is soft and warm as I write this. It hangs delicately a little way above the westerly line of palms, mango and guava trees. The […]

Furnishing a Small Studio in Hurghada, Egypt

Furnishing a Small Studio in Hurghada, Egypt

  There are some fantastic property deals currently available in the Red Sea Resorts of Hurghada, with small Studios from as little as £6,200.  However, as you would expect at this price these are not large spacious apartments and when it comes to making the most from the property, you really need to think carefully […]

CYPRUS STILL A TOURISM FAVOURITE FOR WINTER SUN

CYPRUS STILL A TOURISM FAVOURITE FOR WINTER SUN

Cyprus is still considered a great destination for tourists to choose when seeking winter sun, according to Breaking Travel News. Holiday website loveholidays.com has recommended Cyprus due to its affordable prices, high temperatures and consistently sunny weather making it popular with many tourists including British visitors. Al Francis, CEO of loveholidays.com commented: “Cyprus has always […]

TURKISH TOURISM CHIEFS TO LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN

TURKISH TOURISM CHIEFS TO LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is planning to launch a new global campaign to celebrate the country’s economic growth and tourism attractions. A director at the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism UK office, Dr Aysegul Gurgezoglu, commented: “We would like to have a strong campaign that promotes Turkey’s heritage and tourism attractions, […]

TWO BEDROOM PROPERTIES IN TURKEY

TWO BEDROOM PROPERTIES IN TURKEY

Turkey is currently enjoying climbing tourism figures as more visitors arrive in the country seeking sunshine on the beautiful beaches of Altinkum and Akbuk. As the property laws in Turkey have recently relaxed it has allowed more international buyers to access the real estate market, which has resulted in a huge sales increase. One area […]

CYPRUS PROPERTY INVESTORS EXPECTED TO GAIN FROM SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INITIATIVES

CYPRUS PROPERTY INVESTORS EXPECTED TO GAIN FROM SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INITIATIVES

Cyprus has been involved in a pilot project entitled ‘Greener Beaches’ to cement the country’s reputation as a destination of sustainable tourism excellence. The trial project has been implemented at two of Cyprus’ preferred beaches in the Famagusta district: Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa and Fig Tree Bay in Protaras. The goal of the project […]

INVESTORS ASSURED AS TOURIST NUMBERS IN EGYPT GROWS BY 12 %

INVESTORS ASSURED AS TOURIST NUMBERS IN EGYPT  GROWS BY 12 %

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) has reported this week that the number of tourists visiting Egypt in February 2013 has increased by 12 percent compared to February 2012. The agency also revealed that a total of 845,000 tourists visited Egypt in February 2013, which is an increase on the 753,000 tourists […]

BUSINESS MONITOR INTERNATIONAL REVEALS FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR TURKEY

BUSINESS MONITOR INTERNATIONAL REVEALS FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR TURKEY

According to Business Monitor International (BMI) last year saw a total of 31,782,832 tourists visit Turkey, signifying a steady growth of 1.04 percent. The outlook for Turkish tourism also looks positive for 2013 to 2017 with BMI predicting an increase of 3.5 percent in total tourist arrivals. The outcome of foreign visitor-flow over the forecast […]

CYPRUS TOURISM ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO GROWTH

CYPRUS TOURISM ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO GROWTH

Alecos Orountiotis, President of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), has revealed how Cyprus continues to be an attractive tourist destination. This declaration was made whilst Orountiotis addressed the Parliamentary Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs. Following a Eurogroup decision, the CTO has been in touch with tour operators abroad to promote Cyprus as an appealing […]

TURKISH AIRLINES PROMOTES WINTER TOURISM CAMPAIGN

TURKISH AIRLINES PROMOTES WINTER TOURISM CAMPAIGN

Turkish Airlines is marketing Turkey’s popular winter holiday activities through a new ‘Winter in Turkey’ campaign, which will offer tourists competitive deals and prices. The national air carrier in Turkey is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and covers over 200 destinations around the world. The campaign is expected to complement the year-round tourism […]

TURKEY’S RISING TOURISM FIGURES IMPRESSES INVESTORS

TURKEY’S RISING TOURISM FIGURES IMPRESSES INVESTORS

Turkey has had a successful few months for tourism with both the number of foreign visitors and tourist revenues increasing, according to news agency Reuters. The number of tourist arrivals in Turkey grew by an impressive 12.43 percent in December 2012, which has resulted in attracting the attention of investors across the globe. The total […]

TURKEY SETS ITS SIGHTS ON GLOBALTOURISM LIST

Turkey is vying for a place in the top five countries in the world that attract the greatest number of tourist visitors each year after enjoying a steady rise in foreign arrivals over the past decade. Turkish Tourism Minister Ertugrul Günay announced Turkey’s intention to remain competitive in the global tourism market at the opening […]

SOLID LEVELS OF INVESTMENT IN CYPRIOT PROPERTY MARKET

SOLID LEVELS OF INVESTMENT IN CYPRIOT PROPERTY MARKET

Efforts to open up the property market in Cyprus to new overseas markets have had success with increases in property purchases by foreign nationals. According to government figures, over 400 contracts of sale were deposited and the number of properties purchased by overseas buyers has increased by more than two thirds. Total sales of property […]

TURKEY BECOMES TOP INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION FOR REAL ESTATE

TURKEY BECOMES TOP INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION FOR REAL ESTATE

The Turkish property market is making its way up the overseas property ladder and has become one of the most attractive investment destinations for real estate. The Association of Real Estate Investment Partners (GYODER) has reported that Turkish property prices are currently increasing by 10-12 percent each year and have been increasing month-in-month-out for the […]

MORE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO CYPRUS IN 2013

MORE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO CYPRUS IN 2013

Cyprus is expecting an increase in tourist arrivals in 2013 due to the increased availability of direct flights to the island. The Cypriot government has also made efforts to diversify the tourism offering available in Cyprus. Tourism Minister Efthymios Flourenzou stated that solid bookings have already been made for 2013 by British tourists and the […]

TURKISH TOURISM WAS A GREAT SUCCESS IN 2012

TURKISH TOURISM WAS A GREAT SUCCESS IN 2012

2012 has been a successful year for Turkish tourism with visitors flooding to the Mediterranean country from all over the world. The tourist visitor figures for 2012 have seen an increase on those recorded in 2011 and there are high expectations for the year to come. In the January-November period of 2012, Turkey attracted over […]

TOP TEN ACTIVITIES IN HURGHADA

TOP TEN ACTIVITIES IN HURGHADA

The beautiful Red Sea attracts thousands of tourists every year and Hurghada has become a popular destination as it offers holidaymakers the chance to unwind and relax with its picturesque beaches and crystal clear warm waters. Yet for those of you who fancy a change from relaxing on the beach there is a plethora of […]

TURKEY ATTRACTS INVESTMENT TO FUEL REAL ESTATE BOOM

TURKEY ATTRACTS INVESTMENT TO FUEL REAL ESTATE BOOM

Turkey aims to attract further investment to continue growth in its property sector according to news agency Bloomberg. The Turkish government expects to attract at least $10 billion in investment in the sector each year, which is already looking healthy due to continued increases in property prices that are currently over 10 percent compared to […]

PRESIDENT MURSI BOOSTS EGYPT’S CULTURAL TOURISM

PRESIDENT MURSI BOOSTS EGYPT’S CULTURAL TOURISM

The Egyptian government has committed to boosting Egypt’s cultural tourism at a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The Ministry of Tourism is looking to diversify the tourism offerings in Egypt and open the country up to new markets. The ministry recognises cultural tourism as an area with great potential […]

CYPRUS A FIRM FAVOURITE WITH INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS

CYPRUS A FIRM FAVOURITE WITH INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS

Cyprus is firmly back in the spotlight for international property investors according to recent figures published by overseas property portal themovechannel.com. The recent Top of the Props Chart confirmed Cyprus’ popularity as an investment destination by ranking it in sixth place for the total number of enquiries made on the site during the month. Turkey […]

TURKEY SEES INCREASE IN FOREIGN ARRIVALS

TURKEY SEES INCREASE IN FOREIGN ARRIVALS

  The number of tourists visiting Turkey has continued to rise according to recent figures from the Tourism Ministry, confirming that the country’s booming tourism industry is continuing to buck the global trend. Foreign arrivals to Turkey increased by 0.37 percent year-on-year in October to an impressive 3.05 million. The upwards trend follows on from […]

2013 TO BE A POSITIVE YEAR FOR TOURISM IN CYPRUS

2013 TO BE A POSITIVE YEAR FOR TOURISM IN CYPRUS

Next year will prove to be another excellent year for tourism in Cyprus, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO). CTO Vice President George Mindis made the announcement at a conference arranged by the European Economic and Social Committee. Mindis stated that the tourism sector is vital to the future of Cyprus as it supports the […]

CYPRUS INTRODUCES FAST TRACK VISAS FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS

Cyprus has introduced a fast track procedure allowing individuals to acquire a permanent residence permit on an accelerated basis. The open invitation for a permanent residency visa means that third country nationals who purchase immovable property in Cyprus for €300,000 or more as their own residence and who can demonstrate an adequate secure income from […]

How to furnish your Egyptian property

Let me tell you furnishing a property in Egypt is far from easy, they don’t have an Argos, a B&Q or a Yellow Pages where you can buy the items you need or find a Plumber/Electrician/Carpenter.

Egypt Enters a New Era

The young people of Egypt have spoken and those words have been heard in the highest places with the ruler of almost 30 years Mr Hosni Mubarak stepping down.

New Maintenance Company Takes Over

El Riad hand over the maintenance of Hurghada Village to Enjoy Egypt.