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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is cementing its presence in Egypt, revealing plans to operate a new coastal resort property on Egypt’s north coast.

Cultural cruise line Voyages to Antiquity announced a new 2018-2019 winter season featuring a return to Asia and Africa, meaning that in 2018 Voyages to Antiquity will offer year-round cruising.

BBC announced the airing of a seven-part sequel of the documentary, The Blue Planet, premiering on October 29, with a feature of Egypt.

In August, Cairo International Airport welcomed 1.4 million passengers, registering 5.9 percent increase compared to the corresponding month in 2016.

Egyptologists celebrated yet another successful excavation within the Draa El-Naga necropolis, adding to the portfolio of this year’s discoveries.

Egypt has been named as the second fastest growing tourism destination of the year according to the World Tourism Organization, having welcomed some 5.26 million international visitors to date, a 51 percent increase.

Orascom Development Holding’s Egyptian subsidiary reported a strong first half of the year (H1), with a 76.9 percent increase in revenue compared to the first six month of 2016.

As part of its strategy to offer customers more flights choices and enable them to seamlessly connect to points across the Middle East, Emirates unveiled plans to introduce four additional scheduled flights between Dubai and Cairo, effective from October 29.

In a bid to cater to the growing demand for better connections between the UAE and Africa, Etihad Airways is planning to launch additional flights between its Abu Dhabi hub to Egypt and Nigeria.


Wael Mattar has taken on the role of country manager for Egypt at Gulf Air.