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Egypt tourism revenue down 66% in Q1 2016

Egypt tourism revenue down 66% in Q1 2016

Egypt netted just $500 million in tourism revenue in the first quarter of 2016, down from $1.5 billion a year earlier, a tourism ministry adviser told, highlighting the country's struggle to kickstart a key dollar-earning industry, Reuters …

Russian specialists complete inspection of Egyptian airports

Russian specialists complete inspection of Egyptian airports

Russian experts have completed the inspection of security systems in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, carried out from April 18th. "Yesterday, the delegation has completed inspection here, they are going to Moscow today. Then, in a …

Russian experts start security inspections at Egypt airports

Russian experts start security inspections at Egypt airports

Today, Russian experts will arrive in Egypt to inspect the newly implemented security measures at the international airports of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry's spokesman said in a …

Vladimir Putin holds ‘Direct line’ Q&A  Session

Vladimir Putin holds ‘Direct line’ Q&A Session

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has started his annual televised question and answer session officially known as 'The Direct Line with Vladimir Putin'. Over 2 million questions from the Russian people have been …

Will Egyptian resorts remain closed for Russians?

Will Egyptian resorts remain closed for Russians?

Yesterday's seizure of the A320 liner of Egypt Air on its journey to Cairo from Alexandria caused fears among the Russians that this fact will be an additional obstacle to the opening of the Egyptian resorts during the holiday season. …

Attorney General of Egypt to investigate A321 plane crash

Attorney General of Egypt to investigate A321 plane crash

The Attorney General of the Arab Republic of Egypt has received the case of Russia's Airbus A321 plane crash on October 31, 2015 from the Egyptian investigative authorities, the international investigating body said. "The …

Egypt waiting for recovery of tourist flow from Russia

Egypt waiting for recovery of tourist flow from Russia

Egypt is providing maximum assistance to experts working on air travel security and waiting for a signal from Moscow on recovery of the tourist flow from Russia, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said. …

Will Egypt be re-opened to Russian tourists?

Will Egypt be re-opened to Russian tourists?

After the completion of the increasing of the security level at the airports of Egypt it will be possible to raise the issue of resumption of air traffic, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. …

First losses of tour operators reach $10 million

First losses of tour operators reach $10 million

Russian tour operators have already lost $10 million since Egypt flights were suspended, the vice president of the Association of Russian Tour Operators, Dmitry Gorin, said. "Tour operators are in a very difficult …