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A representative of the EU in Egypt said that the festival represents cultural capital and connects people The film festival adds a different dimension to the city of Luxor, expanding on it being a cultural tourism destination The Ministry of Tourism is working to support the success of several activities and touristic festivals which aim […]

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Egypt Air said it will run 693 flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan beginning 20 December until 11 January to accommodate the season’s extra needs. In previous years, the company ran an average of 184 trips during this time period, but officials said, this year, they are offering extra flights in order to […]

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The festival will feature both Egyptian and European films and aims at reviving tourism The international film festival is held for the second consecutive year despite political instability Last year, we welcomed the first Egyptian and European Film Festival in Luxor as a much-needed break from Cairo-centric culture events. This year, it could not have […]

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Council to support handicrafts sector following major decline in tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour inaugurates “Our Heritage” exhibition for Handicrafts. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry has announced plans to establish a Handicrafts Export Council in order to increase exports and strengthen competitiveness in the international market. Handicrafts draw on the traditional artisanal skills […]

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Director General of Fayoum Antiquities Ahmed Abdel Aal said that Fayoum will witness next Saturday the astronomical phenomenon of the sunlight’s alignment on the holy area of the temple of Qasr Qarun in the governorate. The event will occur from 6:45am to 7am, Abdel Aal pointed out. Abdel Aal said the phenomenon occurs on December […]

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In the early morning of Friday the 13th 2013, parts of Cairo witnessed the first snowfall in more than 100 years. The city known for its hot weather and historical monuments amazed both Egyptians and foreigners. This cold snap is not limited to Egypt, with snowfall across the Middle East. Below are a few of […]

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Yes, it is that time of year again! As we get closer to Christmas it is time for the Scuba Santas! Scuba Santas is organised by Lloyd Watkin (who founded Scuba Santas with others from Yorkshire Divers) with help from diving medicine charity DDRC Healthcare. Each year around Christmas time we dress up in Santa […]

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The Ministry of Tourism, in tandem with the Ministry of Communications, announced “Egypt Now,” a new venture aimed at attracting tourism to the country. Nile Online, an Egyptian internet and digital infrastructure company, will provide a direct broadcasting service to tourist areas and archaeological sites in Egypt. Live cameras will be placed at sites to […]

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Fair Trade Egypt plans a special celebration for supporting local crafts for 15 years On its 15th anniversary, Fair Trade Egypt celebrates its support of local artisans and crafts This week marks the historic 15th anniversary of Fair Trade Egypt (FTE). Formerly called Egypt Crafts, FTE was born in 1998 through an initiative from NSCE […]

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The 70-year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Russia will be commemorated at the Opera House next Wednesday. The program includes erecting a statue of the renowned Russian composer Tchaikovsky in the Opera garden, in addition to the opening of an art exhibition featuring the work of a group of Egyptian […]

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