Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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Cairo pass for tourists

Egypt's antiquities ministry has introduced a new five-day tourist pass providing unlimited entry to all Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza. The Cairo Pass...
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Second terminal reopens at Cairo Airport

Reconstruction comes to an end as Cairo resumes air traffic with Russia. Cairo International Airport has reopened its second terminal on a trial basis, Egypt's civil aviation ministry has said....
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Sinai plane crash another blow to Egyptian tourism

Egypt dismisses claim that Islamist terrorists brought down Russian passenger plane. An investigation has been opened after a Russian passenger plane crashed early on 31 October in Egypt's Sinai Pe...
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Cairo to boost security at tourist sites

New measures aimed at boosting tourism Egypt is to increase its security around major tourist sites in an effort to relaunch the country's flagging tourism sector. The measures include increase...
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Egypt's tourism continues decline

Tourist numbers in June drop over 20 per cent since last year The numbers of tourists visiting Egypt in June has fallen over 20 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to data rel...
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New tourist tax at Cairo airport

Tax applies to tourists leaving Egypt via Cairo Airport Tourists leaving Cairo airport will now be charged $25 at Cairo International Airport, in a move that commentators suggest will further hit...
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Major hot air balloon crash in Egypt

19 tourists were killed after the hot air balloon in which they were travelling crashed near the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor, some 500km south of Cairo, at dawn on Tuesday 26 February. The casua...
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Tourism declines in Egypt

Tourism in Egypt dropped 28 per cent from January to July 2011 according to the latest figures from the Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA). In the wake of the revolution that ousted President Mubara...
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Egypt courts private investment in transport sector

The Egyptian government is planning to attract private sector investment in the road and rail sectors in an attempt to improve its transport network, the daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reports. U...
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Saudi BinLaden Group gets Cairo airport hotel contract

The Saudi Arabia-based BinLaden group has won the contract to build a new 330-room five-star hotel at Cairo International Airport. Egypt