EGYPT ALLOCATES $97 MILLION FOR THE RESTORATION OF ANTIQUITIES

Dan Rang -
Egypt's tourism minister, Ahmed Issa, has announced that the country has allocated a budget of approximately 3 billion Egyptian pounds (equivalent to $97 million) for the upkeep and restoration of anc ...

MAURITIUS TOURISM: OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS?

After more than a year or two of strict anti-covid measures resulting in long border closures, Mauritius is now easing up its measures. On July 1, the island removed all travel restrictions, includi ...

URUGUAY PLANS 50% HOTEL SUBSIDY TO BOOST DOMESTIC TOURISM

Joe McClain -
The Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) in Uruguay is working on a new initiative to promote domestic tourism during the low season months. The initiative involves a 50% discount on hotel rates. The initiati ...

TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS IN EGYPT CALL FOR 5-YEAR TAX AND CUSTOMS EXEMPTIONS FOR THE SECTOR

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The Egyptian Businessmen Association's Tourism and Civil Aviation Committee recently convened to assess the state of the tourism sector. It developed strategies to enhance it amidst the current econom ...

IRAN REOPENS ITS BORDERS TO VACCINATED TOURISTS

Sara Thopson -
Iran, the country most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Middle East, is reopening its borders to vaccinated tourists after almost twenty months of closure, authorities said last week: "At the ...