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Egypt Now Taxing Tourist When They Leave The Country

AP | By MAGGIE HYDE | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have levied a new airport tax on tourists leaving the country, a move that has been criticized as being a further ...

Sophia Jones

'Nobody Wants To Go To A Country That Is Exploding' | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Egyptians rose up against their government three years ago, it wasn’t just dictator Hosni Mubarak’s reign that crumbled. The mass pr...

Egypt Travel Dwindles After Recent Events

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel

CAIRO -- Cairo airport officials say seven flights to Egypt have been cancelled and that others are arriving with less than 50 percent occupancy follo...

Booze And Bikinis Are Welcome In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel

* Government sees rebuilding sector as national priority * Target to increase visitor numbers 20 percent this year By Am...

A Single Day in Luxor

Rick Steves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Returning to Luxor we crossed lush farmland of alfalfa, sugar cane, and wheat, with irrigation ditches reminding me of how Egyptians harnessed the Nile thousands of years ago.

Egyptian Freedom... or Straitjacket?

Rick Steves | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

With the revolution in Egypt, freedom can be misunderstood. Locals are learning that on a busy urban street, unbridled freedom can become a straitjacket for all.

Despite The Odds, Egypt Tourism Is Growing

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel

CAIRO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Egypt projects a rise of about 20 percent in tourist numbers this year, the tourism minister said on Wednesday, despite ou...

Egypt Reopens Giza Pyramid & Tombs To Tourists

Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

Egypt's new Antiquities Minister has reopened the Pyramid of Chefren and six other ancient tombs on the Giza plateau in a bid to bring tourists back t...

American Tourists Kidnapped

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Two American tourists abducted by Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were released unharmed Thursday following negotiations b...

Egypt's Economy Suffers With Latest Outbreak Of Political Violence

AP | By TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

CAIRO -- Drivers passing Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo curse the protesters. On radio shows, callers question whether the youth activists and other...

85 Percent Of Egypt Cruises Docked: Recovery Uncertain | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

The newly launched Al-Hambra cruise ship sailed only twice on the Nile before President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February and has been docked sinc...

WATCH: Egyptian 'Gladiator' Fights Lion To Boost Tourism

Posted 08.27.2011 | World

A self-styled Egyptian "gladiator" lived up to his vow of fighting a lion in a much-hyped effort to lift his country out of its post-revolution downtu...

PHOTOS: Egypt Excavates 4,500-Year-Old Boat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Archaeologists have begun excavating a 4,500-year-old wooden boat found next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of Egypt's main t...

Egyptian 'Gladitator' Hopes Lion Fight Will Boost Tourism

Posted 08.08.2011 | World

An Egyptian man who proclaims to be the "strongest man in the world" believes that fighting, and perhaps killing, a lion would help fix his nation's e...

Oprah Gets An Intriguing Travel Offer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah has received an invitation from Egypt's new minister of tourism to do a show in Cairo's Tahrir Square--the center of the recent Egyptian revolut...

Tourists Slow To Return To Egypt

AP | PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

CAIRO — As hundreds of Egyptian college students rallied at the iconic pyramids of Giza Friday to promote tourism, camel guide Salah Shabani sto...

Khan el-Khalili, Cairo Tourist Bazaar, Hit By Bomb Explosion

AP | OMAR SINAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A homemade bomb exploded in a 650-year-old bazaar packed with tourists Sunday, killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, m...